Tag Archives: ODOT

Funding approved for Scottsburg Bridge

Funding for the replacement of the Scottsburg Bridge on Highway 38 has been approved. A press release from the Douglas County Commissioners office said after the board urged the Oregon Legislature to raise the priority of the replacement of the historic bridge, $40 million for the project was identified by the recent passage of the […]
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Greenway project’s future on the line

Island City must make a decision on ODOT grant by July 31. The clock is ticking for Island City’s city council. The council must decide by July 31 if it will vote to have the city enter into a contractual agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation to receive a $1.5 million grant for the […]
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Eclipse could bring chaos to Oregon’s forests and mountains

Whoever scheduled the solar eclipse for Aug. 21 should be fired. That’s the joke, at least, among land managers bracing for the tidal wave of humanity expected to descend on the nation’s public lands for the once-in-a-lifetime event. Source: Eclipse could bring chaos to Oregon’s forests and mountains

Oregon road spills | Opinion |

Glue cool, but hard to beat thousands of snot snakes Has there ever been a week like this in Oregon for weird road spills? First came the July 13 hagfish incident near Depoe Bay — thousands of “snot snakes” or “slime eels” slithering down Highway 101. Then, Tuesday night, a truck crashed on the Washington-Jefferson […]
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Since You Asked: Bill targeting fast-lane hogs died in Oregon Legislature

Q: There is talk of new laws for drivers who hog the fast lanes of our roads. As a person who uses Highway 62 daily, I see trouble on 62 if this law is passed…. A: After we received your question, the Oregon Legislature ended its regular 2017 session without passing Senate Bill 532, which […]
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Eclipse to cause ‘biggest traffic event in Oregon history,’ ODOT says

ODOT is staffing up and warning drivers to be prepared to be stuck in their cars for hours during the solar eclipse. Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Don Hamilton says the eclipse will cause “the biggest traffic event in Oregon history” on August 21. ODOT is staffing up and warning drivers to be prepared to be […]
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Local agencies prepare for eclipse impacts

Traffic has been very heavy through Sisters this summer, as travelers take advantage of a strong economy and cheap gas to enjoy some travel. Imagine a weekend Sisters traffic bottleneck multiplied by… well, nobody really knows how much. That undefined-yet-predictable scenario is preoccupying local agencies from the Oregon Department of Transportation to the Deschutes County […]
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Millersburg project has big potential, but must make economic sense | Editorial

A proposal to convert the former International Paper site alongside Interstate 5 in Millersburg into a transportation reloading facility is full of promise for the mid-valley, and could provide an economic boon for the region for decades to come. Source: Millersburg project has big potential, but must make economic sense | Editorial | democratherald.com 

Tanker spill cleanup continues; traffic issues expected into next week

Fallout from a tanker crash more than 10 days ago continues to cause headaches for travelers on Highway 99W north of Corvallis, and it now appears that traffic slowdowns will continue well into next week. The Oregon Department of Transportation is advising motorists to expect ongoing delays as cleanup efforts continue at the site, just […]
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Cornelius Pass Road to be transferred to state

State transportation budget calls out new access roads to manufacturing center, gives Corn Pass to ODOT. A transportation budget recently approved by the Oregon State Legislature includes funding for access roads to the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center and will cede ownership of Cornelius Pass Road to the state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Cornelius Pass […]
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