Columbia River Highway Re-Opens After Rock Slide

Posted by Jeremy Scott on June 24, 2014

TROUTDALE — It was a large job for crews to clear a massive rock slide on the Historic Columbia River Highway near the Stark Street Bridge that closed a quarter-mile of the road for nearly three weeks.

Workers hauled away about 4,400 cubic yards of rocks and debris that slid down the hillside on June 5th.  That’s about four times what was first …

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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 …

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I-84 Eastbound Re-Opens Following Landslide

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 17, 2014

HOOD RIVER — Several large boulders crashed down onto Interstate 84 eastbound approaching Hood River on Wednesday night, burying a car in the debris.  The freeway was closed for several days so crews could clean-up several thousand cubic yards of rocks and debris that fell from a hill on the south side of the freeway.

Crews worked all weekend long and …

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Day Four of Brutal Winter Storm

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 7, 2014
Snow plow on Hwy. 26 outside the tunnel

Snow plow on Highway 26 outside the tunnel

Update: 2/9/2014 4 :00 PM

Portland — Freezing rain arrived Saturday evening blanketing a thin layer of ice on top of the heap of snow that the area had already received. The icy conditions made road conditions treacherous and caused the MAX train system to stop running for the second time in the systems …

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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 …

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