Category Archives: Dept. of Transportation

Pendleton leaders hope federal dollars will upgrade interchange

Mayor visits D.C., not expecting Oregon Legislature to pitch in. The city of Pendleton is looking to Washington, D.C., to get the next phase of its Exit 209 interchange plan on the road. Before the city and the Oregon Department of Transportation drafted the interchange area management plan in 2010, the two Interstate 84 offramps […]
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ODOT nearly done with Hwy. 97 offramp

A project to repave the Highway 97 northbound offramp leading to downtown Klamath Falls remains ahead of schedule, though weather could delay an end date of May 30. On Tuesday, Peter Murphy, public information officer for Oregon Department of Transportation’s Region 4, said it is possible the project could wrap up on time, but it […]
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State to remove beams from failed Wickiup Junction overpass

Sinking site has stabilized some after crews removed a large amount of soil. Beams that would have supported the failed $17 million Wickiup Junction overpass in La Pine will be removed from the project site this fall, as state transportation officials decide if a future project is possible. Source: State to remove beams from failed […]
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Crowd celebrates opening of Beltline/I-5 bike path on Saturday

About 30 people gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the new bike and pedestrian path that weaves under the newly upgraded Randy Papé Beltline and Interstate 5 interchange. Several bicyclists assembled at Bertha Holt Elementary School and Fairmount City Park and then rode the path to join the festivities at its northern end, located near The […]
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Making historic gorge highway a one-way? Options to ease congestion studied

Heavy traffic is not just a factor of city life these days, as anyone who’s visited the popular hiking trails along the Columbia River Gorge can attest. Source: Making historic gorge highway a one-way? Options to ease congestion studied |

Pols send letter to ODOT about 82nd Avenue jurisdiction change 

If you had asked any official a month ago if a jurisdictional transfer of 82nd Avenue from the state’s hands to the City of Portland was in the cards sooner rather than later, nobody would have given you a straight answer. Then, with the click of a “send” button, everything changed.  On March 26, a […]
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Consultants: I-5 tolls could be a pilot

As a committee considers at least five options for tolling Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 through Portland, modeling by ODOT consultants begins to show how the concepts would affect traffic and cost. A proposal to toll all lanes of Interstate 5 in both directions through the metro area would reduce traffic congestion in that corridor […]
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Get ready for more Interstate Bridge lifts, due to high water

The Oregon Department of Transportation says that warm temperatures are melting snow, causing a rise in water levels, and leading to more Interstate Bridge lifts. Source: Get ready for more Interstate Bridge lifts, due to high water

ODOT: Expect more lifts of Interstate Bridge this week

The Interstate 5 bridge between Oregon and Washington was raised six times on Saturday, May 12. Source: ODOT: Expect more lifts of Interstate Bridge this week

ODOT disbands homeless camps in Newberg

State transportation agency gives prior warning that it would clean-up camps in the area. The Oregon Department of Transportation conducted two clean-ups of homeless camps April 11 on state land where Chehalem Creek flows near Highway 99W and Highway 240. The clean-ups came about in response to complaints from the police and the public, some […]
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