ODOT Project Hits Speed Bump

WHITE CITY, Ore. — Eric Gregory lives in White City and said sometimes, the traffic going into Medford can be brutal. “Bumper to bumper probably from Fred Meyer clear back to the Wal-Mart there, some days,” said Gregory. Eliminating that traffic is the goal of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s expressway project, but that project … Continue reading »

Leaders to Discuss Rail Travel

EUGENE, Ore. — Changes are on the horizon that will shape the direction of passenger rail in Oregon and the city of Eugene wants the community involved. As the city’s population grows, leaders want to give people more options to get around. Not just in town, but around the state. A change that is already … Continue reading »

Springfield Bridge to be Repaired

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The historic Willamette River Bridge in Springfield is about to get a facelift, and ODOT wants to let drivers know about some scheduled closures and delays coming up. Commonly called the Springfield bridge, it’s located on the west end of Springfield, and is part of Main Street and OR 126B. Repair work … Continue reading »

Plow Truck Overturns on Highway

EUGENE, Ore. — A scary situation for a plow truck driver Sunday after his plow tipped over on I-105. ODOT said one of its plow truck drivers was plowing some slush from westbound 105 near the Delta Highway exit during the afternoon when he hit bare pavement. It caused his truck to flip over. Both … Continue reading »

Drivers Voice Feedback About Meters

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been nearly three months since the Oregon Department of Transportation installed adaptive ramp meters to on-ramps to the Beltline. It’s a mixed bag of reactions. Some drivers think the on-ramp meters are working, while others say they cause more problems than before. The adaptive ramp meters are now directing traffic at … Continue reading »

Construction on I-5 This Week

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Drivers should prepare for some company on Interstate 5 this week because several construction projects will be under way. ODOT crews will be sealing asphalt along an 18-mile section between mileposts 234 and 216 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Monday. Then, starting on Tuesday, the Franklin Boulevard exit on the … Continue reading »

Crash Site Has Dangerous History

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A yellow light flashes when a pedestrian is ready to cross Main at 50th in Springfield. “Pedestrian activates the flashing beacon and it’s very, it really has a very bright yellow light that really captures motorists attention, supposed to capture their attention and then when they, and they’re supposed to stop,” said … Continue reading »

Traffic Switch on Whilamut Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Department of Transportation contractors will switch northbound Interstate 5 traffic to the new northbound lanes of the Whilamut Passage Bridge Thursday night. The northbound Franklin Boulevard off-ramp will also be reopened, after being closed of nearly two years. Crews will start preparing for the traffic switch Wednesday night by striping and … Continue reading »

Safety of Busy Intersection Questioned

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After a car hit a bicyclist in a busy intersection last week, some travelers are questioning the road safety where Philomath Boulevard meets 15th Street in Corvallis. Many drivers complain of the hill on the northern section of 15th street, saying that the visibility is poor when turning left. “The left-hand turn … Continue reading »

ODOT Repaving Mohawk Boulevard

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is taking advantage of the dry weather by repaving a battered section of Mohawk Boulevard. Crews will begin the process at 8 p.m. Friday night, grinding away the old layer of pavement and replacing it with two inches of fresh asphalt. Traffic will be restricted to fewer … Continue reading »

Older posts «