No Snow Does Not Mean No Snow Park Permits

By Jim McCoy Mon 23rd March NewsODOTSnow Park PermitsSnow Parks

Though snowfall has been sparse this season, the state still requires sno-park parking permits.

The Bend Bulletin reports (http://is.gd/9WWR4u ) that it's the calendar and not the snowpack that determines when the permits should be on the dashboards of vehicles at sno-parks. And the state requires them from Nov.Read More »

ODOT To Add Road Cams Along Interstate 5

By Jim McCoy Fri 23rd January NewsODOTroad cameras
Drivers on Interstate 5 in Douglas County and other southern Oregon highways will soon have access to better information about weather and road conditions. New cameras and weather stations are being connected to the Oregon Department of Transportation's TripCheck website. Douglas County ODOT spokesman Dan Latham tells the Roseburg News-Review (http://bit.ly/1y4Fvj3 ) TripCheck isRead More »

Interstate 5 Fully Re-opened Near Phoenix

By Jim McCoy Thu 22nd May NewsInterstate 5ODOT
The Southern Oregon commute along Interstate 5 will flow a little easier. The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced the full re-opening of lanes in both directions in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend. A pipe for trafficking storm water was installed underneath the freeway near Phoenix Exit 24.Read More »

Work To Resume On I-5 Near Fern Valley Interchange

By Jim McCoy Fri 25th April NewsFern Valley InterchangeODOT
Rain-delayed work to begin open ditch excavation on Interstate 5 will resume Sunday night, April 27. Construction workers will install a 4-foot diameter storm water pipe beneath the highway, about a half mile north of the interchange.Read More »

Weather To Delay Work On Interstate 5 Near Phoenix

By Jim McCoy Mon 21st April NewsFern Valley InterchangeODOT
A rainy weather forecast is delaying work on Interstate 5 tonight north of Phoenix which would have channeled traffic into a single lane. “You cannot stripe when the weather is wet,” said Project Manager Tim Fletcher in a Monday morning press release.Read More »

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 »


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