Tolls are coming to Portland-area freeways, and even tolling fans worry they’ll stack upHighway tolls are to be introduced in the state. Learn more here. By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive
In less than two years, the Oregon Department of Transportation will introduce the first highway tolls in the state.
It will begin with two bridge tolls on Interstate 205. But planned within the next few years are per-mile tolls on all lanes of Interstates 5 and 205 and, if a replacement project gets underway, a toll to cross the Interstate Bridge over the Columbia River.
Freeway tolling has been all but guaranteed in Oregon since 2017, when the Oregon Legislature directed ODOT to…
Low-elevation snow arrives in W. Oregon; roads clear in valley; snowy in mountainsIf you’re traveling over the pass, watch out for low-elevation snow. Learn more here. Zach Urness/Salem Statesman Journal
Low-elevation snow arrived in western Oregon mostly as expected Tuesday morning, bringing a dusting to a half inch of snow in Salem, Eugene and other Mid-Willamette Valley cities while dropping considerably more in the foothills and mountains.
Most roads remained warm enough to avoid sticking snow and traffic is largely not impacted in the Portland, Salem and Eugene corridor on Interstate 5. South Salem gained about a half-inch of snow and there is some roadside snow along I-5.
Wet flurries are forecast in the higher elevations of Willamette Valley cities and the foothills until about 10…
Highway 20 closure will temporarily limit options between valley and central Oregon
Closures on Highway 20 will temporarily limit travel between Central Oregon and the valley. Learn more here.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is warning drivers of an upcoming closure of U.S. Highway 20 between the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon. A three-mile section about 27 miles east of Sweet Home and 19 miles west of Santiam Junctions will be closed to traffic from Sept. 9 to Sept. 22.
During the shutdown, crews will build a retaining wall and repair damage caused by a landslide. The detours are lengthy and involve either Oregon Highway 22 to the north, or Oregon Highway 126 to the south. Both detour routes re-join Highway 20 just…
ODOT: Work set to begin this fall on $121.9 million Bend North Corridor Project on Hwys. 20, 97
Work on Bend’s North corridor of Highway 97 begins this fall. Find out more here.
Realignment to the east will turn existing 97 into Third Street extension; two roundabouts, paths, bike lanes
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Work begins this fall on the long-awaited Bend North Corridor project. This $121.9 million project aims to improve safety, mobility and accessibility while relieving congestion on the north end of town from Empire Avenue to just beyond Cooley Road on both U.S. Highways 20 and 97.
Project features include;Multi-use paths, wider bike lanes, a new bus stop, lower speed limits and enhanced pedestrian and bike crossings throughout the project area. These features will allow everyone safe and efficient access to the…
Deschutes County begins Skyliners Road chip-sealing, assures cyclists the bike lanes get smoother treatment
Chip-sealing will take place on eight miles of Skyliners Road. Read more here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Deschutes County began a chip-sealing project on about eight miles of Skyliners Road west of Bend on Wednesday, and an official assured concerned cyclists that the bike lane is getting a different treatment that won’t leave it too rough for safe cycling.
Some cyclists and others expressed their concerns on a comment thread on Reddit’s Bend subreddit on Wednesday (warning: some graphic language) upon learning of the project, one of several chip-sealing projects the county is undertaking this summer.
But Chuck Schutte, operations manager for the Deschutes County Road Department, said chip-sealing only will be…
Dangerous intersections on US 97 near Metolius closing for goodDangerous intersections near Metolius will be closing permanently Wednesday. Learn more here.
Three intersections on Highway 97 near Metolius in Jefferson County that have a history of serious and deadly crashes is being permanently closed Wednesday.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is shutting down SW Bear Drive and Eureka Lane at US 97. ODOT said poor visibility and the fact the intersections are at the end of a passing lane have made the intersections especially dangerous.
A concrete barrier will be installed where Bear Drive meets the highway.
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The closure will mean changes for…
ODOT to get $1 billion in new funding from federal infrastructure package
If you ever drive up in Portland, you’re likely acquainted with it’s traffic. A federal infrastructure package will make improvements to various aspects of transit. Keep reading to discover where planning currently stands.
By Jayati Ramakrishnan | The Oregonian/OregonLive
A new surge of federal transportation funding could soon jump-start large and long-planned freeway and transit projects in the Portland metro area.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is poised to receive $1.2 billion in new funding from the federal infrastructure package approved by Congresson Friday. The money will go toward a variety of highway, public transit and clean energy projects.
Travis Brouwer, ODOT’s assistant…