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ODOT: Tear Down $12 Million Highway 97 Bridge Near La Pine

Pamplin Media Group | Oct. 4, 2017 7:50 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Engineers with the Oregon Department of Transportation plan to recommend tearing down a nearly completed $12 million overpass on Highway 97 in La Pine after a geotechnical investigation found the underlying soil is unstable.

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Coos Bay Man Picks Up Litter On Highway 101, 1 Mile At A Time

Daily Astorian | Sept. 24, 2017 10:09 a.m.

“I saw a problem that I didn’t feel anyone else was doing anything about,” said Raymond Furr.

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Oregon's Scenic Old McKenzie Highway Likely Closed Until June

The Register-Guard | Sept. 24, 2017 8:58 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Transportation closes the road — Highway 242 — every winter when snowdrifts build up. Officials say it's unlikely it will reopen before it starts snowing this winter.

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ODOT Gets $1 Million To Clean Up Wildfire Damage

Pamplin Media Group | Sept. 20, 2017 8:42 a.m.

Oregon's Department of Transportation will get a $1 million grant to clean up roads and highways damaged or threatened by the summer's wildfires.

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Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

OPB | April 17, 2017 noon

We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.

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Portland Man Killed By Tree In Oregon Coast Wind Storm

Daily Astorian | March 10, 2016 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Oregon State Police are continuing Wednesday evening’s investigation into a single-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 26 in Clatsop County caused by the severe windstorm.

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Spectacular Drone Video Shows Oregon Sinkhole

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 noon | Portland

New video shows the gigantic sinkhole that opened up off Highway 101 in Harbor, Oregon, near the coast, this past week.

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Oregon Highway 42 Landslide Repairs Could Cost $5 Million

The Register-Guard | Jan. 9, 2016 10:58 a.m.

The slide occurred at one of the stretches that had been straightened, and that roadwork may have helped trigger the slide, the state has said.

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Top Stories: UO Student Cleared Of Meningococcemia, WinterFest Canceled

OPB | Feb. 6, 2015 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Friday, Feb. 6: The third University of Oregon student thought to have meningococcemia has been cleared; Oregon WinterFest has been canceled; Medford police and fire chiefs received a salary increase; and more.

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Top Stories: Burns To Host Coyote Kill Derby, Crews To Clear Nesting Birds On I-5 Bridge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2015 7:45 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 14: Burns will host the second annual Harney County Coyote Classic to see who can kill the most coyotes over the weekend; air cannons will be used on the Interstate 5 Bridge to shoo nesting birds; former Portland Mayor Sam Adams is leaving Portland for a job in Washington, D.C.; and more.

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ODOT Seeks 5,000 Volunteer Drivers For New Pay-Per-Mile Road Tax Program

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014 9:15 a.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Transportation plans to launch a voluntary program statewide to test the pay-per-mile road tax. The first phase, which will include 5,000 Oregon drivers, is slated to start July 1.

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Top Stories: ODOT Seeks Drivers To Test Pay-Per-Mile Road Tax Program, Oregon Visitor Monitored For Ebola

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014 8 a.m. | Portland

Headlines for Tuesday, Oct. 28: The Oregon Department of Transportation seeks drivers to test new pay-per-mile road tax program; a visitor from West Africa is being monitored for Ebola in Multnomah County; last week's storm caused at least $1 million in damages at port of Port Orford; and more.