Drivers Battle the Snow Over the Passes

WILLAMETTE PASS, Ore. — The Cascades passes were blanketed in white Monday and Tuesday. Willamette Pass got about 18 inches and Santiam Pass around 28 inches. Just last week, the area near Willamette Pass was experiencing relatively warm and dry weather, but that all changed come Sunday night when the temperatures dropped below freezing and … 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 »

ODOT to Receive Road Project Funds

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is getting a little help for some of its upcoming road projects. The federal government awarded Oregon more than $28 million to help complete road work and bus-related projects. Some of the projects include improving the shoulder lane on territorial highway for bicyclists. The Lane Transit District, … Continue reading »

ODOT Closing Highway 58 to Repair Tunnel

By Nha Nguyen HIGHWAY 58, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is getting ready for some major construction on Highway 58. Starting the night of June 4, ODOT crews will completely close the section of the Willamette Highway at the Salt Creek Tunnel (milepost 56) in order to repair and modernize the historic tunnel. … Continue reading »

ODOT Builds Fence Under Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. — ODOT crews are building a $20,000 fence under the Franklin Boulevard Bridge. They’re trying to keep people from camping there. ODOT estimated it spends about $50,000 a year cleaning what it calls illegal camp sites. So after dealing with numerous health and safety issues, along with public complaints, ODOT decided to build … Continue reading »

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