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Central Oregon Highways Television Programs


January 2015
ODOT and our contractors have been working through challenging weather conditions to improve your highways across the state; There's one highway project that shows how we return over and over to make things better.
​November 2014 ​Cycle Oregon takes to ODOT highways; Wildlife uses US97 undercrossing; Oregon 140 in southern Oregon gets a remodel
September 2014 ​New multi-use path opens in the Deschutes National Forest (Lava Lands Visitor Center); Tour the Oregon Outback Scenic Byway in High Definition video
August 2014 ​ODOT handles wildfires; US97 Murphy Road bridge deck pour; US20 in Sisters turns into a pedestrian mall for the Sisters Quilt Show
June/July 2014 ​Celebrating the US20/Sisters project informal completion; Vietnam Vet Memorial Highway designation; Bicycles at local schools.
May 2014 ​Pouring bridge deck at Biggs Interchange project; US20/Sisters project gets moving; Paving new US97 surface between Bend and Redmond
April 2014 ​Travel to Oregon's "7 Wonders" including the Painted Hills and more: See ODOT handle 100 ton giants with kid gloves
March 2014 ​Watch as ODOT begins a major rebuild of US20 through Sisters; Get charged up along the new Mt. Hood electric scenic byway...and lots more
February 2014 ​Murphy Road project tour; Wildlife undercrossing is a success
Dec 2013/Jan 2014 ​Best of 2013; Oregon’s Scenic Bridges; Journey Through Time Highway
Oct - Nov 2013
ODOT shops prep for winter; Paving US26 and adding passing lanes; Road Racing by two and four wheels on Century Drive
September 2013
ODOT helps bring in the wheat harvest; “mutton bustin’” on the Paulina Highway; Murphy Road project moves forward
August 2013
Murphy Road project kickoff; Litter Patrol keeps highways clean; Tour the Outback Scenic Byway, including the Paisley Mosquito Festival and Rodeo
​July 2013 ​Sharing the road…with cattle on OR31; 2013 construction season starts…Williamson River Bridge, Klamath Falls Link River Bridge; ODOT helps the Pole Pedal Paddle
May 2013 All across Oregon, ODOT is making an impact.  Take a Scenic Byway drive into history, ride our new passenger trains and watch our safety crews learning how to keep it safe on the highway.​
April 2013
Saving wildlife earns Oregon DOT national honors. Plus traveling our Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway with its million of birds and the most bald eagles in the lower '48, moving huge loads across our highways and John Craig's McKenzie Pass Highway in Winter.
March 2013
La Pine, Oregon, puts the strongest man in the world, Olympic decathlon gold medalist Ashton Eaton, on the map; seatbelt enforcement is up; find out about the biggest public works project in Central Oregon for 2013...plus our tribute to bridge builder Conde McCullough.
Jan - Feb 2013
Crews of the Oregon Department of Transportation are on the job 24/7, from Mt. Hood to Lake of the Woods keeping winter highways safe for travel. See how we take care of your winter travel across the Oregon Cascade Mountains.
December 2012
100 years of ODOT, safety on snowy mountain passes and more.
November 2012
ODOT makes the grade. Plus...kids say the darndest things...on Central Oregon Highways. And we'll tell you what the Oregon Department of Transportation is doing to get ready for winter.
October 2012
Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles...all across Central Oregon and at school too. Find out what ODOT does for cyclists from ages 6 to 60. Plus our summer '12 construction season is wrapping up and we'll tell you why GPS sometimes leads down the wrong path.

September 2012

One person's "run" to keep you from texting and driving at the same time; ODOT's new path to the Mountain; Why smooth pavement turns noisy

August 2012 Bicycles, quilts, charging stations, and more.​
July 2012 See the beauty of Oregon's Old McKenzie Pass Highway; Learn how ODOT helps with the Sisters Rodeo parade; Cycling in the Columbia River Gorge; Answers to commonly asked questions
June 2012 ODOT swept Bend's Pole Pedal Paddle race; Snow cleared away on a historic highway; Keeping US97 deer-friendly
May 2012  ODOT's helping break ground for jobs here in Central Oregon. Plus, talking the future of US97 and plowing our way into the past
April 2012  Old trucks and the new semi's that ride Central Oregon's highways; One of the old rigs that helped plow the way for them; How ODOT brings high-tech to the high-way to make your driving better.
March 2012  High school students try to text and drive at the same time; Watch ODOT engineers teach middle school students in The Dalles;  More about seatbelts;  The new transportation commissioner from Deschutes County tell us about her plans as ODOT heads into the future.
February 2012  Mother nature threw a big punch at Oregon during January…put our crews to the test to keep our highway’s open and safe;  ODOT is gearing up to build a system of charging stations for electric cars.
January 2012  How ODOT keeps you safe on winter highways;  The Region's most remote outpost; Driving doggies on during winter;  An update on our development plans north of Bend on US 97.
December 2011  Over, under, around and through...that's what our bridge inspectors do; Bridges, bats and a B-1 bomber.
November 2011  Joystick operated road graders; Making mole hills out of mountains for driving safety; 100 years of railroad in Bend.
October 2011  New 4-lane US 97 highway project near Sunriver ready to go; People speak out about proposed US 97 project north of Bend
August/September 2011  Cascade Cycling Classic on the McKenzie Highway; Sisters Quilt Show; Highway and pedestrian improvements in Sisters; latest on the first of its kind in Oregon wildlife crossing; Classic cars driving a classic highway
July 2011  One lane of McKenzie Highway plowed; World's largest wind farm continues to grow; Summer construction projects
June 2011  Oversized loads present moving challenges; McKenzie Highway still under snow; Pedestrian improvements on the Bend Parkway; ODOT's participation in Bend's Pole, Peddle, Paddle race
May 2011  The future of ODOT; New technology for pedestrian crossings; Update on the Lava Butte Project south of Bend; Journey Through Time Scenic Byway
April 2011  US 97 Lava Butte Project update; The engineers of the future; McKenzie Pass Highway received historic designation; Bridge inspection high above the Crooked River Gorge
February 2011 What's ODOT doing to keep you safe on the highway during winter weather...lot's!; the Traffic Operations Center has never been busier
December 2010/ January 2011  The price to pay for driving under the influence
November 2010  ODOT shop crews get winter gear in top shape for season's demands; ODOT Director Matt Garrett praises cooperation between Agency and Klamath Tribes; Safety project uncovers Klamath history and paves the way for a safer highway
October 2010  Bicycle safety; Bend area traffic signals...a cooperative effort; A trip along the Paulina Highway; Construction season update
September 2010 ODOT's maintenance academy...with a twist; Satellite road construction; Traveling the Barlow Road; Thrashing wheat in Dufur; Construction season update; Cherry picking in The Dalles
August 2010 Lava Butte project reaches milestone; What goes down must come up; ODOT helps make Cascade Cycling Classic a success; Antlers in Adel
July 2010  ODOT helps with summer events; Commute Options; WWII Highway dedication; Construction season update
June 2010  Spring training for ODOT; Fifth place at Pole, Pedal, Paddle; Construction season update; Geo-Tourism project
May 2010  New technology to help speed you along your morning commute or shopping trip; Big steps made in building the new four lane highway south of Bend; Making the grade at the ODOT academy on the only unpaved state highway in the entire state
April 2010  ODOT works behind the scenes; Ride the road less traveled; TripCheck.com celebrates 10 years
March 2010  Eagles on guard over US97; Engineering an "Aha!" moment in Mitchell; ODOT recommends railroad alignment for US97 north of Bend
February 2010  Sno-Park care; ODOT Outpost in Adel; Deer undercrossing examined; Outback Scenic Byway discoverer; Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway update
January 2010  Dangers of driving while texting; Bend visits Oregon Transportation Commission with Juniper Ridge plan
December 2009  New signals save drivers time; proper tire chain installation; wildlife crossing on US97
November 2009  OSP on patrol in Central Oregon 24-7; winter car care; winter driver training; safe routes to school
September 2009  Wagon train rolls through Central Oregon; Construction season 2009 - McKenzie Highway re-opens; Scenic Byway sights; Wetlands win high marks
August 2009  Construction season 2009 (the big bang, check it out);  ODOT creates a pedestrian mall in Sisters for the quilt show;  ODOT turns over State Highways to local cyclists;  ODOT's Highway 31 takes center stage for the Paisley Mosquito Festival
July 2009  On patrol against highway litter;  Opting for new commutes;  Highway 20 welcomes Sisters Rodeo;  Highway history comes to life
June 2009  Klamath Falls cleans up Central Oregon Highways;  ODOT's Elite finish at the Pole, Pedal, Paddle race;  ODOT makes new home for steelhead trout; Maintenance Academy Rocks
May 2009 
Workzone Safety; 2009 Construction Season Update; Wind Turbines on Highways; Crooked River Scenic Byway/Friends Tour; Safe Routes to Schools; Child Seat Safety
April 2009 
Work zone safety; 2009 Construction Season; Flaggers class; John Craig Ski Race; Klamath Tribes, return of the fish; Rod and Custom Show
March 2009
Stimulus Package update; ODOT Engineers in Class x 2; US 97 Bend North Corridor; Tunnel Inspection; New Bridge/New Bobcat; Horse Ridge