Bridge Joint Causes I-205 Traffic Jam

Posted by Jeremy Scott on March 11, 2014

TUALATIN — A bridge joint popped out of place on Interstate 205 southbound on the Tualatin River Bridge just before Stafford Road on Tuesday morning, backing up the commute for several miles well into the afternoon.

Traffic inched by in part of the right lane and on the shoulder for five hours while a crew from the Oregon Department of Transportation …

Continue Reading

Oregon Highway Deaths Fall

Posted by Steve Leader on January 15, 2014
Car Crash

Fewer people died on Oregon roads in 2013.  Preliminary figures from ODOT show the number of traffic-related deaths last year statewide was 317.   The Oregonian reports that’s a drop of 6% from 2012.

Don Hamilton, who speaks for ODOT, calls it a “very encouraging trend”.  He says more people seem to be getting the message that distracted driving and driving while …

Continue Reading