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ODOT: Drive like your mother is watching

Medford, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Transportation has been using their electronic signs along Interstate 5 to display distracted driving messages for weeks. Now, they want your input. The two-month pilot project uses variable messages on ODOT signs in an effort …

Studded tire season ends soon

Studded tire season is ending this Friday, March 31st. Studded tires are legal in Oregon November through March, but a study from 2014 found they cause nearly 8.5 million dollars of damage each year to state highways. Drivers are encouraged to consider chains …

Caveman Bridge to undergo rehabilitation project

Grants Pass, Ore. — An 86-year-old Grants Pass landmark is ready to get a facelift. The Oregon Department of Transportation announced plans to rehabilitate the caveman bridge. The total cost to refurbish caveman bridge will be $5.3 million. It’s the most popular route to …

ODOT preparations on the roads

Ashland, Ore., — When the weather starts to change and storms start to roll in the Rogue Valley, Oregon Department of Transportation is on it. Working with the National Weather Service., ODOT says they’re always prepared for snow this time of year. …

Highway 62 closed near Crater Lake

Rogue River Nat’l Forest, Ore. – Highway 62 is closed west of the Crater Lake Park entrance due to an avalanche that occurred along Crater Lake National Park. According to ODOT, Highway 62 is shut down at the junction of Highway 230 …

Snow and ice covered roads

Jacksonville, Ore., — “You can tell even though it’s the middle of the day right now, they’re still covered in ice and snow.” said resident, Hilary McDonald. While the winter weather has been a fun sight in Jacksonville…. “I think most of us …

Deadly road travels at their highest

Medford, Ore. —  2016 is one of the deadliest year on Oregon roads. Oregon State Police reports the most people killed on Oregon roads since 2003. With the busy holiday weekend coming up, NBC5 spoke with the Oregon Department of Transportation about how …
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