Tag Archives: ODOT

New welcome center behind schedule

A long anticipated rest area and welcome center on Interstate 5 outside Ashland was planned to open early in 2018, but two tough winters in a row have delayed those plans. Withdrawal of the architectural firm that designed two buildings for Stage 2 of the project didn’t help either. Bids for construction of the buildings […]
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Portland needs green light on Rose Quarter freeway fix: Editorial

Many Portlanders have a way to deal with the traffic disaster that is the stretch of Interstate 5 along the Rose Quarter: Avoid it. Some may bike, but many simply make the drive on surface streets. They know that short distance between the Fremont Bridge and Interstate 84 is a backed up, tangled mess of […]
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Winter Rains Could Lead To More I-84 Closures After Eagle Creek Fire

UPDATE (7:10 a.m. PST Friday) Oregon Department of Transportation officials said Thursday that woes about the closure of Interstate 84 could continue well into this winter. Scalers hung from slopes Thursday as they worked to remove rocks that are at risk of crumbling onto I-84 in the Columbia River Gorge. Source: Winter Rains Could Lead To […]
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I-84 westbound reopens to public

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office lowers Level 3 evacuation orders to Level 2 After consulting with fire officials, it has been determined the west end of the Eagle Creek Fire lines have been secured to a point which allows the evacuation levels to be lowered. Source: Pamplin Media Group – I-84 westbound reopens to public

Why is the state of Oregon selling a surplus 2017 vehicle?

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles said the vehicle was purchased in February by the Mid-Columbia Council of Government. Source: Why is the state of Oregon selling a surplus 2017 vehicle? | KGW.com

Oregon Could Lower Speed Limit On Interstate 5 Through Roseburg

The Oregon Transportation Commission is considering lowering the maximum speed limit on the section of Interstate 5 that runs through Roseburg. Source: Oregon Could Lower Speed Limit On Interstate 5 Through Roseburg . News | OPB

For safety’s sake, put your phone down

Two years after he was seriously injured by a distracted driver, Medford architect Ken Ogden is hopeful a new campaign launched by ODOT last week will encourage drivers to think about the consequences of distracted driving. Ogden, 54, was riding his motorcycle when the crash occurred. Source: For safety’s sake, put your phone down – […]
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OSU, ODOT partner on system for better transit planning

Public transit planners should soon be rolling toward more informed decision making and better service thanks to a partnership between Oregon State University’s College of Engineering and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Source: OSU, ODOT partner on system for better transit planning – KTVZ

ODOT continues piloting through Hwy 138E

Oregon Department of Transportation is still piloting motorists through the burn zone on Hwy 138 east of Roseburg. This is where the North Umpqua Complex of fires are burning and hazards still linger. ODOT says to be prepared for delays. Source: ODOT continues piloting through Hwy 138E | KPIC

Activists want Portland to reject I-5 expansion through Rose Quarter

A group of transportation and environmental activists want Portland to say “no, thanks” to a proposed freeway expansion in the Rose Quarter. The Oregon Department of Transportation has proposed a $450 million expansion of Interstate 5 through the heart of Portland. The agency says adding lanes and shoulders would reduce crashes and congestion. But more than 350 […]
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