Oregon Department of Transportation

Transportation
8:41 am
Sun October 26, 2014

After 2 Fatal Crossover Crashes, Oregon Expedites I-5 Cable Barrier Project

This stretch of I-5 in Linn County was the scene of a fatal crossover crash Oct. 24, prompting the state to fast-track a project to erect cable barriers in the median.
Credit ODOT

After two fatal crossover crashes on Interstate 5 in the past month, the State of Oregon is expediting a plan to add cable barriers to the unprotected medians.

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Infrastructure
3:30 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Decaying Fish Culverts Could Be Fixed With Agreement Between Departments

Credit washingtondnr.wordpress.com

Oregon’s highway system has about 35 thousand culverts built in to allow safe passage for fish. According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, about one third of those are in poor condition and need to be replaced. But funding those repairs has become difficult as ODOT’s budget continues to experience shortfalls. An agreement between ODOT and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife could be a solution.

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Transportation
9:30 am
Sat December 7, 2013

Cold Temperatures Will Keep Snow On Roads

Credit ODOT

Yesterday's (Friday's) winter storm kept The Oregon Department of Transportation busy. Snowy and Icy conditions caused multiple fender benders and some crashes. An overturned semi-truck with multiple trailers delayed drivers for hours on Highway 126 near Mapleton. And a chain requirement was issued for multiple sections of I-5. O-D-O-T Spokesman Rick Little says freezing temperatures will keep the snow pack on the ground thru the weekend. 

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