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Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

One Oregon: A Vision for Oregon’s Transportation System

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Oregon Transportation by the numbers

STATE OF OREGON
GOVERNOR’S TRANSPORTATION VISION PANEL
In order to create the system that will best serve our future needs, one that allows for the efficient movement of people and products in an environmentally responsible way, we must be cognizant of current challenges in today’s transportation system and we must be willing to act.

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Oregon DOT: Blasting the Slopes for Safety

Friday, March 18th, 2016
Oregon DOT: Blasting the Slopes for Safety

K&E Excavating wrapped up blasting the rock slopes along U.S. 26 east of the runaway truck ramp. This work is part of a project to improve safety along U.S. 26 on Mt. Hood. Blasting resumed in Sept. 2015.

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Hood River Valley, OR: The Farmer’s Irrigation District

Friday, February 5th, 2016
Hood River Valley, OR: The Farmer’s Irrigation District

The FID’s existing open ditch irrigation system wasn’t reliable, agricultural runoff was causing water quality issues, and the system was wasting water resources. To help solve the issues, the FID used CWSRF loans to pipe and pressurize the irrigation system and to install in-pipe hydroelectric generators. The enhanced system provides irrigators reliable access to water; a range of water-savings irrigation options; and reduced labor costs and conserves six billion gallons of water annually.

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Oregon’s Walking & Biking Plan

Friday, November 20th, 2015
Oregon’s Walking & Biking Plan

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants your input and comment on a large-scale bicycle pedestrian plan for the state of Oregon. It’s not a plan for facilities, but a plan for plans and policies that will eventually include facilities.

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Oregon DOT: Rehabilitating the Historic Siskiyou Rail

Monday, November 2nd, 2015
Oregon DOT: Rehabilitating the Historic Siskiyou Rail

How a 65 mile section of the historic and rugged Siskiyou rail line in southern Oregon and northern California was opened using a mix of public and private funds, including $7 million in federal TIGER funds. Rail construction reopened the line that had been closed since 2008.

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Oregon DOT: Bolting Rocks

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Oregon DOT: Bolting Rocks

A 150-ton rock is bolted to the face of a cliff to keep the rock from falling to the roadway on Highway 58, eighteen miles east of Oakridge, OR.

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Florence, OR: Underwater Bridge Inspection

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Florence, OR: Underwater Bridge Inspection

A crew from the Oregon Department of Transportation dons SCUBA tanks to perform an underwater bridge inspection of the U.S. Highway 101 bridge over the Siusilaw River in Florence, Oregon.

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Oregon DOT: 2015 Bridge Condition Report

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Figure 1. More than half of Oregon’s bridges were built prior to 1970, and more than 1,000 were built during the Interstate-era.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
ODOT’s 2015 Bridge Condition Report summarizes bridge condition ratings on state highways and performance measures based on National Bridge Inventory and ODOT data. As a consistent reference point for evaluation, ODOT uses the bridge conditions snapshot provided annually to the Federal Highway Administration. Data from the April 2015 submittal is the basis of this report.

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Oregon DOT: Update on the Bly Mountain Project

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Oregon DOT: Update on the Bly Mountain Project

ODOT has made enough progress on the east side of this project to open it to traffic. The contractor is getting ready to shut down for winter and pick up in 2016 for the final work.

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Wilsonville, OR: Aerial Inspection of the Baldock Solar Station

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Wilsonville, OR: Aerial Inspection of the Baldock Solar Station

Earlier this summer, the Oregon Department of Transportation participated in an aerial inspection of the solar panels at the Baldock Solar Station Array. The inspection was performed by Aerial Inspection Resources, who flew a drone equipped with a high resolution infrared camera that can detect malfunctioning solar cells by the extra heat they emit. PGE owns the nearly 7,000 panel array that is located at the French Prairie Rest Area, south of Wilsonville, and was interested in seeing how they could save time and manpower by inspecting the panels with this type of system.

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