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 »

Travel Restricted on Territorial Hwy

LORANE, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation will begin paving a portion of Territorial Highway Monday. ODOT crews plan to pave a six-mile stretch of Highway 200, just north of Lorane. Paving will restrict travel to a single lane of travel three miles north and three miles south of the intersection of Lorane and … Continue reading »

Beltline Construction to Continue Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction continues on Beltline Highway with a new ramp and traffic signal Monday. Drivers will use a new temporary ramp for exiting I-5 south to Beltline east and west. ODOT says it will be a big adjustment for the 97,000 drivers who use these exits every day. The ramp that drivers will … Continue reading »

ODOT Shares Bridge Inspection Protocol

EUGENE, Ore. — The Skagit Bridge collapse has had local residents concerned about their bridges. The Oregon Department of Transportation said it couldn’t comment about what happened to the Skagit Bridge in Washington, but representatives hoped they could ease the public’s concerns by filling them in on how bridges in our area are taken care … Continue reading »

ODOT Prepares for Beltline Ramp Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — Beltline users should beware of some upcoming closures. Starting at 8 p.m. Thursday, the on-ramp from southbound Delta Highway and Green Acres Road to Beltline westbound will be closed until 6 a.m. On the Friday, the on-ramp from River Road to Beltline eastbound will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Crews … Continue reading »

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