Neighbors Demand Turn Lane

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Just months after a fatal crash at a busy intersection, neighbors are demanding a turn lane after another car crash on Wednesday. “I heard boom, boom, boom,” said Christine Kramer, who lives on Merloy Avenue. “Three loud bangs.” It is a noise Kramer and her neighbors never want to hear. “As I … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates HWY 20 Fatal Crash

BURNT WOODS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a fatal crash Monday. Troopers say around 12 noon, a motorcycle was travelling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 31. A witness says the motorcyclist passed their vehicle and moved back into the eastbound lane, when it collided into the back of a … Continue reading »

Erosion Along Hwy 20, Lane Closed

EDDYVILLE, Ore. – One lane is closed on Highway 20 near Eddyville after erosion along the Yaquina River chipped away at an embankment near the roadway. The Oregon Department of Transportation says the erosion only affected the shoulder of the eastbound lane, but ODOT will repair the embankment before opening the lane back up for … Continue reading »

Neighbors Petition for Turn Lane

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Neighbors are petitioning to have a left turn lane installed after a fatal crash outside of Corvallis last week. Oregon State Police say 29-year-old Dominic Schlundt died on Wednesday when he was turning from Highway 20 onto Merloy Avenue near the Farm Home. The crash happened before the snow started falling Thursday … Continue reading »

ODOT Considers Highway 20 Safety

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation is planning to improve a busy stretch of Highway 20 between Albany and Corvallis. The area has been the scene of numerous car accidents in recent years. In 2007, ODOT spent $1.3 million to improve two problem intersections, Highway 20 at Granger Ave. and at Indepence Highway. To make the … Continue reading »

Two People Injured in Highway 20 Crash

ALBANY, Ore. — Four vehicles crashed on Highway 20 just east of Albany and injured two people Wednesday afternoon. Troopers say a truck driven by a Silverton man crossed the center line and crashed into another car. Two other cars were also hit. Emergency crews had to cut a woman from one of the cars. … Continue reading »

Highway 20 Paving Project Under Way

LEBANON, Ore. — Busy Highway 20 in Lebanon is about to get a lot busier. A paving project is under way, so ODOT is sending out the warning: prepare for traffic and restrictions. Crews are removing and replacing asphalt on a four-mile stretch from the Albany and Eastern Railroad tracks to the intersection of Crowfoot … Continue reading »

Highway 20 Repair Project Complete

Near EDDYVILLE, Ore. — A road repair project west of Eddyville has been completed ahead of schedule. A section of foundation under Highway 20 had eroded into the Yaquina River earlier this week, and ODOT restricted traffic to a single lane while repairs were under way. The project was expected to take two or three … Continue reading »

ODOT Considers Closing Lane on Hwy. 20

Near EDDYVILLE, Ore. — ODOT is mulling a decision to close down one lane of Highway 20, about six miles west of Eddyville. The Yaquina River eroded part of the highway’s foundation, which collapsed into the water. That section needs to be rebuilt and repaved. ODOT needs to put out a bid and select a … Continue reading »