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ODOT Launches Highway 30 Safety Corridor
03/04/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
 
Kimberly Dinwiddie
ODOT Public Affairs
(503) 731-8281

Responding to concerns about traffic safety on Highway 30, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) unveiled Friday afternoon its newest Safety Corridor between Scappoose and St. Helens.
 
On March 4, 2011, Oregon State Senator Betsy Johnson, Representative Brad Witt, Columbia County Commissioner Earl Fisher and representatives from ODOT and Oregon State Police kicked off the Safety Corridor during an announcement at the Warren General Store.
 
A 17-member Safety Corridor Working Group, chaired by Senator Johnson and Commissioner Fisher, determined that the Safety Corridor is a strategic approach to help reduce traffic crashes along a five-mile stretch of Highway 30 between Scappoose and St. Helens.  This one of many recommendations to improve safety along a 56 mile stretch of this highway.
 
The Safety Corridor designation brings additional traffic enforcement by Oregon State Police and Columbia County area law enforcement agencies, additional signage alerting motorists to the corridor, and increased education about highway safety.
 
More information about the efforts to improve safety on Highway 30 is available at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/US30_Safety.