New Rapid Flash Beacons installed at Milton-Freewater crosswalk
Watch for new Pedestrian Flashing Beacons being installed at the OR Hwy. 11 and N.E. First Street Intersection in Milton-Freewater. Similar flashing beacons installed in Irrigon, Baker City and other eastern Oregon communities are improving safety for pedestrians crossing busy state routes.
To view a one-and-a-half minute animated video showing how the Rapid Flash Beacons work, CLICK HERE.
Eastern Oregon communities celebrate downtown improvements
In October and November, the towns of Athena and Baker City gathered to acknowledge the completion of major street enhancements and safety improvement work that will serve local residents and visitors far into the future.
Read about Athena's bag-piping good time HERE
ODOT Region 5 Hazard Trees for Fish Habitat Program.
Historically, removing hazard trees along Oregon’s highways has been costly and time consuming.
Under ODOT’s ‘Hazard Trees for Fish Habitat’ program, hazard trees are used for fish habitat restoration projects by tribes and agencies. Since 2008 over 2,000 trees have been donated for these projects.
Click HERE to see a short, two-minute YouTube video highlighting the program in eastern Oregon.
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 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!