OAKRIDGE, Ore. – Crews are removing loose and hazardous rocks from the hillsides at both ends of the OR 58 Salt Creek Tunnel beginning Saturday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 15. All work will be done during the day, with lanes closed for safety as needed around the tunnel at milepost 56. Expect work zone delays of up to 20 minutes.Read More
Salem, Ore - Every year flaggers and other highway workers are injured and killed on highways in Oregon and across the nation. The Oregon Department of Transportation has begun deploying new flagging technology—auto flaggers -- that takes work zone flaggers out of the line of traffic making them safer.Read More
Road construction season is in full swing. Here are this weeks area projects from the City of Klamath Falls Public Works, Klamath County Public Works and Oregon Department of Transportation. Please remember to slow down for flaggers and construction zones.Read More
Salem, Ore. - "It's wet paint, and it can most definitely color your vehicle." That's what striping crew members hope drivers will remember as the season for putting stripes down on roads all over Oregon approaches.Read More
Oregon drivers are reminded to remove studded tires by midnight Sunday, March 31.
“Drivers are encouraged to not wait until the March 31 deadline to remove their studded tires especially if they aren’t driving in the mountain passes between now and then” said Luci Moore, State Maintenance and Operations Engineer.Read More
SPRINGFIELD— ODOT crews and contractors are working at a breakneck pace today to get OR 58 open following record snowfall and hundreds of trees that fell on the road and downed power lines. The City of Oakridge, 40 miles east of the Eugene-Springfield area, has been without power stranding residents and workers since Monday morning.Read More
Following the latest series of storms, several major highways are still closed throughout Oregon. Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Pacific Power have been working through the night to clear roadways.Read More
Motorists expect to see slow moving plows and other winter maintenance equipment during and after storm events when snow and ice are present. What some drivers may not know is that slow moving plow trucks are also often on the road prior to a storm, applying salt and/or deicer to help reduce the accumulation of ice and prevent snow from bonding to the pavement. Because salt needs to mix with moisture to activate, applying it on wet roads just before freezing temperatures is ideal.Read More
SALEM, OR — Today [12/18/18], the Secretary of State released a report stating that the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has made some progress implementing the recommendations made in Report 2017-18, “The Oregon Fuels Tax System Accurately Assesses and Collects Fuels Taxes for State and Local Jurisdictions.”Read More
SALEM – The next time you renew your Oregon driver license or identification card you may see a new design with new security features. DMV is rolling out a new card design starting this winter and early 2019.Read More
When roads are closed and your GPS navigation system directs you onto a detour route, keep in mind that the device you count on for guidance could instead guide you into trouble. Most navigation tools don’t take current road or weather conditions into consideration. They may direct you onto remote roads that are neither maintained nor passible in all weather conditions.Read More
The Oregon Department of Transportation encourages drivers to consider other types of traction tires or chains. If you must travel when weather conditions present difficulties, use other types of traction tires or chains, or postpone your travel until conditions change for the better. Our latest study (2014) concluded studded tires cause about $8.5 million in damage each year on state highways.Read More
SALEM – Parents: would you like to reduce the chances of your teen driver being in a crash by a staggering amount? Get them into a driver education program. Oregon statistics shows that teens age 15 – 20 without driver education are responsible for 91 percent of teen driver crashes.
“If you think about the fact that we’re reaching a little over a one-third to one-half of all eligible teens in Oregon, but are only represented in under 9 percent of all crashes, it’s time to raise the flag and let people know,” said Driver Education Program Manager William Warner.Read More
Something is killing first responders at staggering rates, and the answer is us.
Every year, drivers are injuring and killing hundreds of emergency responders as they work to save lives at the scene of traffic incidents:Read More
Klamath Falls residents are being invited to contribute iris tubers for a beautification project along a stretch of Crater Lake Parkway. The public is also invited to participate in a flower planting work day on Labor Day, Sept. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m.Read More
Do you have a transportation related question or idea you want to discuss? If so, join state and local transportation officials for a coffee social to talk about how the transportation system functions and current challenges and opportunities that may exist.Read More