ODOT Shows Off High-Tech Road Gear

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation wrapped up a conference on Thursday, showing off high-tech heavy equipment that is revolutionizing road construction. The conference was held in the Corvallis area for members of transportation departments from other states around the country. According to ODOT, Oregon is ahead of the curve when it comes to using … Continue reading »

Beltline Improvement Plans

EUGENE, Ore. — An open house for community members will be held Tuesday to see an improvement plan for the Beltline Highway. The Oregon Department of Transportation is working closely with the City of Eugene, Lane County and public transit to develop the long-term improvement plan. The plan focuses on improving safety and traffic flow … Continue reading »

ODOT Crews Work on I-5

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation will be striping a section of I-5 starting Sunday night. Drivers should expect some minor delays between Cottage Grove and Wilsonville. ODOT says there will be temporary lane closures until they finish the project, which could take about a month.

ODOT Works on Siuslaw River Bridge

FLORENCE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation says crews will be working on the U.S. 101: Siuslaw River Bridge Wednesday and Thursday. ODOT says motorists can expect 10-20 minute delays travelling the Pacific Coast Highway. From 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. both nights, crews will be opening and closing the historic draw bridge. Travelers … Continue reading »

Springfield Bridge Work Begins Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Drivers who cross the Willamette River on Main Street in Springfield  might want to take a different route during the next two days. Starting Monday traffic will go down to a single lane on the Westbound bridge. ODOT crews will be inspecting the bridge. Then, Thursday night from 9:00 p.m. until 4:00 … Continue reading »

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 »

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