ODOT logoTravelers throughout Northwest Oregon should be prepared for the season’s first heavy rains expected in the area beginning on Friday.

Weather forecasters are calling for moderate to heavy rain along with some winds, which will likely create problems for area travelers along the Oregon Coast, in the Willamette Valley and at the higher elevations of the Cascades.

CulvertSALEM: Officials are saying taxpayers and native fish will both benefit under a new culvert repair pilot program agreed upon by the Oregon departments of Transportation and Fish and Wildlife, and recently approved by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.
The three-year pilot program will make it easier for ODOT to make short-term repairs to culverts within its highway system. In return for including site-specific improvements in fish passage at each site, ODOT will receive a temporary reprieve from the state’s fish passage requirements that often involve more extensive repairs to provide full passage to native migratory fish.



12/4/12 ODOT crews in Lane County today were busy responding to weather related issues affecting state highways

On US 101, approximately 12 miles north of Florence, crews were called out at 3:16 a.m. to remove a large tree that had fallen across the highway and into utility lines.  One lane was reopened at 7:39 a.m. and the highway was fully reopened at 11:18 a.m.

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