Tag Archives: ODOT

State: Sisters airport misused nearly $400,000 in grants

ODOT demanding airport repay money by April 6 Sisters Eagle Airport must repay close to $400,000 in grant money that the Oregon Department of Transportation says the airport misused. Benny Benson, owner of Sisters Eagle Airport, misused some of the money he received in transportation grant funds for runway and airport improvements, according to a […]
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ODOT, city ink E. Second repaving deal

On one stretch of East Second Street, the city will be able to repave the roadway for a relatively inexpensive amount, thanks to an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation. Source: ODOT, city ink E. Second repaving deal | The Dalles Chronicle

Input sought on upping I-5 truck speeds

Potential increases to truck speed limits on Interstate 5 will be open for public discussion when the Oregon Speed Zone Review Panel meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Santos Community Center, 701 N. Columbus Ave., Medford. The Oregon Department of Transportation is going through a process that could raise the truck limits to 60 […]
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Legislative group recommends 5 million to 2 million in new road, bridge spending

The subgroup of a committee crafting a statewide transportation package is one of five that will make recommendations this spring. A subgroup of the legislative committee crafting a statewide transportation package has recommended an increase of $255.6 million to $312.4 million in annual spending to upgrade roads and bridges. Source: Oregon Local News – Legislative […]
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Editorial: Transportation Commission should have authority over ODOT’s director

Director currently reports directly to the governor Oregon legislators charged with crafting a transportation package worth hundreds of millions of dollars are doing the right thing by seeking more accountability within the state Department of Transportation. They should take the next step by including language in their transportation bill to give the Oregon Transportation Commission […]
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ODOT resists changes to road-quality oversight

Agency wants more money, but insiders fear industry battle over pavement life While the Oregon Department of Transportation seeks major increases in taxes and fees to fund roads and other projects, its leaders continue to resist changes to ensure those new roads last a long time, new documents show. Source: Oregon Local News – ODOT […]
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Legislators seek ways to make ODOT more accountable

Former transportation commissioners say the commission should regain authority over ODOT’s director. Four former chairmen of the Oregon Transportation Commission said Wednesday that the commission should regain authority over the state transportation director. Source: Oregon Local News – Legislators seek ways to make ODOT more accountable

Gilkey Covered Bridge to get overhaul this summer

The Linn County Road Department will oversee restoration of the Gilkey Covered Bridge this summer, according to County Engineer Chuck Knoll. “This will be the fourth covered bridge restoration project Linn County has completed in the last five years,” he said. “We plan to advertise this project for bid in the next few weeks.” Renovation […]
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Motorcycle Safety training class provides hands-on learning environment for motorcyclists

In the pouring down rain, nine motorcyclists braved cold, wet weather in order to improve upon their riding skills last Saturday. After a morning of classroom work, the participants spent the afternoon with their motorcycles and with riding instructors, learning how to be better, safer riders. These motorcycle safety training classes are being held this […]
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ODOT unveils highway messages to warn against distracted driving

State transportation officials in Southern Oregon are test-driving a new way to combat distracted driving — get motorists to glance at an electronic message telling them to pay attention. What may sound like a textbook study in irony is actually a way for Oregon Department of Transportation officials to wrestle themselves away from the monotonous […]
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