City of Echo celebrates downtown improvements
If you haven't visited Echo recently, you should check it out.
Recent downtown enhancements, funded in part through ODOT, provide visual interest that enrich the lives of local residents and are bringing new businesses to Main Street.
Read more by Clicking HERE.
Get a visual taste of the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
If your summer vacation plans include a trip to Eastern Oregon's Hells Canyon Scenic Byway, or if you just want a quick peek at this legendary, 208-mile-long All American Road check out ODOT's eight minute video tour.
Click HERE to check out ODOT's Scenic Byway website with links to other byway videos and information.
ODOT Region 5 Engineers Visit Eastern OR school
Several dozen ODOT employees throughout the state became teachers, if only for an hour or so, as part of National Engineers Month. Apparently, they missed their callings – according to several real teachers and hundreds of appreciative students!
New Rapid Flash Beacons at crosswalks
New safety features installed at crosswalks in Irrigon this summer and in Baker City last year are helping pedestrians cross busy state highways.
To view a one-and-a-half minute animated video showing how the Rapid Flash Beacons work, CLICK HERE.
ODOT Garners "First Place" for Community Support
As with past years, ODOT employees in the Union County area of eastern Oregon showed their community spirit by participating in the annual County Fair festivities this summer.
Throughout the fair that ran the first four days in August, over 30 employees and family members took turns staffing the bright orange-colored ODOT booth, doling out project information and asking safety questions to kids who spun the safety wheel. A new activity for youths resulted in one lucky boy winning a very special prize.