Test Blasts For Fern Valley Interchange Project Start Today

By Jim McCoy Wed 9th April NewsFern Valley InterchangeODOT
Some test blasts will be going off today (Wednesday) and tomorrow at the site of the Fern Valley Road Interchange project. ODOT Project Manager Tim Fletcher says there won’t be any “Hollywood level” explosions, but people in the area may hear some popping noises, and a dust cloud or two. The test blasts in the area of I-5 exit 24 will occur between 12 p.m and 3 p.m.Read More »

"No Extension," ODOT Says; Remove Studded Tires by March 31

By Jim McCoy Fri 28th March NewsODOTstudded tire removal
The Oregon Department of Transportation says that there will be no extension of the studded tire season, so studded tires must be removed by Monday, March 31. The occasion provides ODOT the opportunity to encourage motorists to consider other traction tires.Read More »

ODOT Stings Moving Companies

By Jim McCoy Fri 21st March Newsmoving companiesODOT
Oregon Department of Transportation employees posed as moving customers at a home in Troutdale to test whether movers followed state law.Read More »

Crash Victims Suing ODOT

By Jim McCoy Tue 9th April Newsbus crashlawsuitODOT
Lawyers representing a survivor and the estates of three people killed in an Oregon tour bus crash last December are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation. The lawsuit says the department was negligent for failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions and not adequately plowing and sanding snow.Read More »

ODOT-funded Campaign Will Crack Down On Texting, Improperly Restrained Children

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February NewsODOTtraffic safety
In 2011, 99 people in Oregon who died in traffic crashes were not wearing seat belts. While seat belt use has greatly improved in recent years, the Oregon Department of Transportation says far too many children are improperly restrained, using adult-sized seat belts.Read More »

Work On I-5 North Near Medford May Cause Delays

By Jim McCoy Thu 28th June NewsODOTroad construction

ODOT spokesman Gary Leaming says work on Interstate 5 north between exits 19 and 27 should be wrapping up tomorrow at around 2:30 p.m. Workers are repairing damaged concrete on travel lanes and shoulders.Read More »

New Funding For Increased Highway 140 Patrols

Grant funds from ODOT will once again strengthen patrols in the Lake Of The Woods safety corridor along Highway 140 between mileposts 29 and 47.  Safety corridors are segments of the highway system that are deemed to have inordinately high fatal crash rates.Read More »

Studded Tire Season Extended

Highway officials say it's looking wintery in Oregon's snow zones, so drivers with studded tires can keep using them during the first days of April. The annual deadline for removing studded tires had been the end of the day Saturday.
     That's been extended through Monday, April 9. Studded tires haveRead More »

"Rolling Slowdowns" On I-5 in Medford Area Wednesday

According to a press release from the Oregon Department of Transportation, an emergency "rolling slowdown" is occurring today (Wednesday) on Interstate 5 in the Medford area, in the vicinity of Exit 25. The Exit 24 northbound on ramp will be temporarily closed, as well as the Exit 27 southbound on ramp.Read More »


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