CORVALLIS, Ore. — Wednesday marks the first day of school for many districts across the state – and that also means lower speed limits in school zones – including in Corvallis, where police are patrolling as part of its annual back-to-school traffic safety blitz. Drivers may be used to the 35 miles-per-hour zones surrounding many … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit would like to remind motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders to use extra caution as children head back to school. EPD says to budget extra time and be patient with delays, watch out for pedestrians, obey crossing guards, follow crosswalk laws, drive the speed limit and stop … Continue reading »
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Police say one lane was blocked early Thursday morning due to a motor vehicle crash. The first calls came in just after 6:45 a.m. and both lanes were open by 8 a.m. This happened near Highway 99 S and Milliron Road in Junction City. There was no word on injuries.
EUGENE, Ore. – EPD says in just three and half hours Monday, 47 citations were issued to drivers in the MLK Boulevard and Coburg Road area. Of the citations: 11 were failure to obey a traffic device, 11 cell phone violations, and seven for seat belt infractions. Another sting will be held in the same … Continue reading »
EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police will be on the lookout for traffic violators Monday. Patrols will be out near the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Coburg Road citing people not following the law. EPD is cracking down on speeding, cell phone use and even uninsured drivers. It’s part of a month’s long traffic operation.
UPDATE — All lanes of Hwy 38 are open. SCOTTSBURG, Ore. — One person was killed in a head-on crash on Hwy 38 near Scottsburg, early Saturday morning. The highway is blocked in both directions and the closure may last several hours. Police say they received calls just after 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting a crash … Continue reading »
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 »
UPDATE from ODOT (12:58 p.m.) : One lane is now open on southbound I-5, three miles north of Albany. However, there are long lines of vehicles waiting to travel after a series of multiple vehicle crashes earlier. Motorists should avoid travel on I-5 from Albany to Eugene. While a single lane has been reopened, there … Continue reading »
JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A heavily traveled highway is about to get a lot busier, and to prepare, a new traffic signal will be switched on Tuesday. Drivers should be prepared to stop at the corner of Highway 99 and Milliron Rd. where engineers from the Oregon Department of Transportation will activate the new signal. … Continue reading »
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 »