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  • Enjoy the Historic Columbia River Highway during its 100th year!

    This year marks 100 years of the Historic Columbia River Highway! This amazing route offers every-shifting perspectives of the Columbia River Gorge. Sections of the historic highway have been restored as a state trail and are popular with cyclists and pedestrians of all ages. Learn more about this amazing highway and state trail.
  • McKenzie Highway now open

    The iconic McKenzie Highway (OR 242) opened to motorized vehicles on June 20th. 

    The McKenzie Highway is part of the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass National Scenic Byway and travels between two federal wilderness areas. The route features many historic, recreational, and scenic features and sites. Start planning your trip now! Learn more​
  • Plan your summer roadtrip through the Oregon Outback

    Looking for an adventure this summer. Enjoy rugged independence, desert vistas and authentic cowboy culture... 
    Plan a roadtrip on Oregon's Outback Scenic Byway. Watch the video​​
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Roundabout Rodeo... paving the way for a roundabout in Prineville!

A roundabout at the intersection of Tom McCall Road and OR 126 is scheduled to be constructed in 2018. See how ODOT is involving the trucking industry in the design.
 
Centerline rumble strips... the sound of safety
​​Roadway departure fatalities are a serious — and often preventable — problem. The Federal Highway Administration reports that 54 percent of all highway fatalities are caused by drivers leaving their lane of travel. ODOT is helping to prevent these accidents.
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  • Oregon's Old McKenzie Highway is open!
  • ​​Whether by car, motorcycle, bike or foot, the McKenzie Highway is one of the most picturesque scenic byways Oregon offers. Here's what we found on a sunny summer day. Imagine what you might see.

  • Giving wildlife a right-of-w​ay

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Vehicle-wildlife collisions are on the rise in Oregon. With deer and elk frequently on the move due to breeding season and migration from winter ranges in the fall to summer feeding grounds, more wildlife are crossing roads all over the state.​ ODOT is reducing the risk of collision by giving wildlife their own path. ​Read more