Tag Archives: ODOT

Pace Of Seismic Retrofits Picks Up To Help Drivers Get Around After ‘The Big One’

Oregon and Washington officials have identified hundreds of bridges that still need to be replaced or retrofitted to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake from the offshore Cascadia fault zone. But the pace of highway reinforcements is picking up. Source: Pace Of Seismic Retrofits Picks Up To Help Drivers Get Around After ‘The Big One’ . News | […]
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Editorial: A step ahead for Millersburg project 

Plans to place an intermodal freight-transfer facility on the site of the former International Paper mill in Millersburg got a boost Thursday: Oregon Department of Transportation officials said that the proposal on behalf of the Millersburg site was good enough to move forward and that backers now would be invited to submit a more detailed […]
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Millersburg transload project gets a boost

The Albany-Millersburg Economic Development Corp. has cleared its first major hurdle toward building a $25 million transmodal reloading facility at the former International Paper site. At a meeting of the Oregon Transportation Commission on Thursday, AMEDC’s application for what is officially called the Mid-Willamette Valley Intermodal Project was deemed complete and the project was qualified […]
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Pace Of Seismic Retrofits Picks Up To Help Drivers Get Around After ‘The Big One’

Oregon and Washington officials have identified hundreds of bridges that still need to be replaced or retrofitted to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake from the offshore Cascadia fault zone. But the pace of highway reinforcements is picking up. Source: Pace Of Seismic Retrofits Picks Up To Help Drivers Get Around After ‘The Big One’

State bridges in Clatsop County battle age, wood rot

Structural deficiencies cited on three local crossings. Several aging highway bridges in Clatsop County require significant work to remain viable. The state Department of Transportation rated crossings of U.S. Highway 101 over Ecola Creek, U.S. Highway 26 over Little Humbug Creek and Oregon Highway 104 over the Skipanon River as structurally deficient in the 2017 […]
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Lack of shutoffs for pipeline troubles Wilsonville

City officials wants Kinder Morgan to add safety devices to high-pressure pipeline The City of Wilsonville is concerned about a Kinder Morgan high-pressure gas pipeline flowing near its water treatment facility that — if it ruptures — could compromise Wilsonville citizens’ water and the water of many more Portland metro area residents following an expansion […]
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False alarm: looking back on chemical depot scare

Living downwind from the Umatilla Chemical Depot, many area residents can understand the panic that occurred during the recent missile scare in Hawaii. “False alarm, real fear” read a bold headline in the Jan. 4, 2000, edition of the Hermiston Herald. Source: False alarm: looking back on chemical depot scare – Local News – The Hermiston Herald

CREATING A HEALTHY WATERSHED

Ongoing studies of salmon and trout in Tryon Creek support efforts to replace the concrete culvert under Highway 43 It’s a cold and windy Wednesday morning near the mouth of Tryon Creek. A few hundred yards upstream, above the culvert running below Highway 43 at the dividing line between Portland and Lake Oswego, thousands of […]
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Oregon transportation workers spray it safe on Clatsop County highways in winter

Last winter, more than 430,000 gallons of magnesium chloride was spread on Northwest Oregon roadways, along with about 9,000 cubic yards of sand. While many were resting up the night before New Year’s Eve, state Department of Transportation workers Wade Tucker and Kelly Anderson were on the road, spraying down the region’s highways with magnesium […]
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Oregon highway officials plan bridge work this summer

$19M project will help Central Oregon prepare for an earthquake. The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to begin replacing and repairing bridges along the U.S. Highway 97 corridor this summer as part of an effort to prepare the state for a major earthquake. Source: Oregon highway officials plan bridge work this summer; $19M project will […]
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