Tag Archives: ODOT

Wheeler: Oregon, Washington should ‘get job done’ on I-5 bridge

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Friday that officials in Oregon and Washington should begin working together again in earnest to replace the Interstate Bridge. Yet Wheeler said he approaches talks of bridge replacement “with a healthy dose of skepticism,” given that Oregon spent hundreds of millions of dollars on a river crossing project, and Washington […]
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ODOT releases additional plans for Exit 124 construction

Business owners and other residents in the path of a planned upgrade for Exit 124 received a mailing last week from the Oregon Department of Transportation, including a map and other details. Last week, ODOT spokesman Dan Latham went to more than 150 residences, businesses and other establishments along West Harvard Avenue to discuss how […]
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Competing sites vie for Willamette intermodal facility

Though the locations are less than 30 miles apart, supporters of competing sites for a Willamette Valley intermodal facility claim stark differences between the two. Containers of agricultural goods would be unloaded from trucks at the Oregon facility, then loaded onto trains bound for major shipping ports along Washington’s Puget Sound. Source: Competing sites vie […]
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Bullet train from Portland to Vancouver, B.C.? Oregon, Washington, Canada talking

Oregon, Washington and British Columbia governments are hoping to take a far-flung vision of bullet trains spanning the region and turn it into a reality by 2035. Imagine stepping on a train in Portland at noon and stepping off about two hours later in Vancouver, British Columbia. Passengers would whiz past Seattle in less than […]
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N. Oregon Coast’s Astoria-Megler Bridge Closes Completely for Three Hours

A major bridge on the north Oregon coast will shut down on Sunday, October 14, as the Astoria-Megler Bridge plays host to the 36th Annual Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run/Walk. The entire bridge will be closed for the first time for this event, starting at 8:30 a.m. and going until 11 a.m. All traffic in […]
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The road less traveled

The Oregon Department of Transportation has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to take some of the twists and turns out of U.S. Highway 20 and make it a swifter, safer passage through the Coast Range between the mid-Willamette Valley and the Pacific Ocean. Source: The road less traveled | Local | gazettetimes.com

Go ‘Yard’

Time to act on transforming state land on Cascade for affordable housing. Last week, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a decision from the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals that originally upheld the City of Hood River’s rezoning of Morrison Park, also known as Lot 700, for affordable housing, open space and […]
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State may pump brakes on driverless vehicle rules

Legislative task force says it may be a couple of years before deployment rules are proposed in a bill. As development of driverless cars accelerates, Oregon is trying to catch up. The state has no regulation for what are termed autonomous cars. The law assumes there’s a person behind the wheel. Source: Pamplin Media Group […]
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ODOT repoens 6-mile stretch of Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Friday that a six-mile stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail is now open after the Eagle Creek Fire caused it to close in September 2017. The paved bicycle and walking path has been closed for nearly 13 months. It is now open between John B. Yeon […]
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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

ODOT issues reminder on rules for outdoor advertising. As the gears of another election cycle churn life into the political machine, the colorful by-product of political ads has blossomed once again along Florence’s roads and fences. The tradition of lawn sign advertising runs deep in the United States and road-side inundation is now common practice […]
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