Road Construction for the Week of June 24

Road Construction for the Week of June 24

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. 

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Striping season just around the corner

Striping season just around the corner

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.

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Oregon studded tire season ends Sunday, March 31

Oregon studded tire season ends Sunday, March 31

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.

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Crews are Working Hard to Open ORE58

Crews are Working Hard to Open ORE58

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.

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Many Oregon Highways Remain Closed Following the Latest Storm

Many Oregon Highways Remain Closed Following the Latest Storm

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.

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Watch for Plow Trucks Before, During and After the Storm

Watch for Plow Trucks Before, During and After the Storm

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.

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SOS Richardson Provides an Update on ODOT Audit

SOS Richardson Provides an Update on ODOT Audit

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.”

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Oregon to Update Driver License, ID Card Design [VIDEO]

Oregon to Update Driver License, ID Card Design [VIDEO]

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.

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Use Common Sense When Using GPS Navigation

Use Common Sense When Using GPS Navigation

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.

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Studded Tire Season & Sno-Park Season in Oregon Begins Today

Studded Tire Season & Sno-Park Season in Oregon Begins Today

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.

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Driver Education Making all the Difference in the World in Oregon

Driver Education Making all the Difference in the World in Oregon

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.

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Flowers Sought for Klamath Falls Beautification Project

Flowers Sought for Klamath Falls Beautification Project

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.

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Coffee with ODOT, July 31st

Coffee with ODOT, July 31st

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.

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Road Construction for the Week of July 16th

Road Construction for the Week of July 16th

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. 

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Road Construction for the Week of June 25

Road Construction for the Week of June 25

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. 

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Road Construction Report for the Week of June 11, 2018

Road Construction Report for the Week of June 11, 2018

Road construction season is in full swing. Please remember to slow down for flaggers and construction zones. Read more for a list of road construction projects from the City of Klamath Falls Public Works, Klamath County Public Works and Oregon Department of Transportation Region 4 for this week.

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Road Construction Alert for Klamath County

Road Construction Alert for Klamath County

The Oregon Department of Transportation will be working on the following projects in Klamath County for the week of May 21, 2018: US 97 Link River Bridge, OR 140 Buck Creek Bridge, OR 240 Greensprings Interchange, US 97 Algoma to Miller Island.

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