Tag Archives: ODOT

Music festival near Ankeny Wildlife Refuge could cause I-5 backup, officials say

Officials raise alarms about traffic problems associated with the Bi-Mart Willamette Country Music Festival near Interstate 5 and the wildlife refuge. Source: Music festival near Ankeny Wildlife Refuge could cause I-5 backup, officials say

Living Rock Studios struggles to survive as a faith-based roadside attraction

State Library Ed. Note:  Story briefly mentions ODOT. The spectacular stone building between Corvallis and Eugene was a labor of faith and love, but its future is uncertain. For a solid decade, over countless thousands of hours, Howard B. Taylor toiled away on a two-story building made of stone, driven ragged by tireless passion and […]
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Editorial: Don’t give Oregon Lexus lanes

Being stuck in traffic is not a feel-good moment. The Oregon Department of Transportation has asked for public input on a way to help: toll roads. Toll roads could lead to more feel-good or feel-awful moments. It’s all in how ODOT does it. They could mean more smoothly flowing traffic on smoother roads or special […]
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Political signs not allowed on state highway right of ways

As campaign season is in full swing, the Oregon Department of Transportation reminds citizens that political signs are not allowed to be posted in any Oregon state highway right of way. Source: Political signs not allowed on state highway right of ways – Local News – East Oregonian

More ODOT ‘Value Pricing’ (tolling) community meetings this week

ODOT continues its effort to get public input into the proposed congesting pricing recommendations for parts of Interstates 5 and 205 in the Portland area. By December of 2018, the committee will be submitting it’s recommendations to the Oregon Transportation Commission. Source: Portland Metro Monday Traffic: More ODOT ‘Value Pricing’ (tolling) community meetings this week […]
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Lights, cables, signs and more could reduce crashes on I-84

The $11 million Interstate 84 Corridor Management Plan will result in new safety features. Many an Eastern Oregon resident has been inconvenienced by closures of Interstate 84, but for some those closures have meant the death of a loved one in a crash. Human error and vehicle malfunctions can cause crashes on even flat, low-lying […]
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Drivers can take safety into their own hands

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The Oregon Department of Transportation can put up as many signs and warnings as it wants, but if people choose to look down at their phones instead of the road, there is only so much that can be done to prevent crashes. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness […]
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ODOT picks up pace of cleaning homeless camps

ODOT crews cleaned out a homeless camp underneath the Sandy Bridge at I-205 near the Parkrose Transit Center on Tuesday about one week after they swept another one on the east side of Rocky Butte, visible from I-205. Source: ODOT picks up pace of cleaning homeless camps

St. Helens launches online survey for riverfront connector plan

In January 2018, the City of St. Helens kicked off a grant-funded transportation study called the “Riverfront Connector Plan.” Source: St. Helens launches online survey for riverfront connector plan

Holt: Safety upgrades coming to Cabbage Hill

I I would like to share some information regarding an upcoming safety improvement project along Interstate 84 between Pendleton and La Grande. This freeway section offers many challenges, especially during inclement weather conditions. The Oregon Department of Transportation recently finalized its Interstate 84 Corridor Management Plan that suggests key safety improvements for the freeway through […]
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