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Stakeholder Update

​The Stakeholder Update is a semi-regular newsletter of the Oregon Department of Transportation, which provides news on transportation policy and programs to key stakeholders.

July 2015

 
With summer road construction season going full tilt, Oregonians will encounter highway projects all across the state. ODOT's Summer Contruction Map and Tripcheck.com let travelers know ahead of time where to expect work zones on Oregon’s state highways.

Keeping travelers – and workers – safe this construction season

With gas prices relatively low and the economy humming along, this year’s summer travel season is expected to be one of the busiest ever.  It’s vital we each take responsibility for making good decisions before we travel, whatever the mode.

OReGO opened for enrollment July 1, 2015

The new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program is welcoming drivers to enroll online. OReGO participants will pay 1.5 cents per mile and receive a credit for state gas tax paid at the pump. OReGO is limited to 5,000 vehicles statewide. The volunteer program is a test drive for ODOT to get feedback and suggestions for improving OReGO along the way. Sign up and/or keep up-to-date with the latest OReGO news on our blog at myorego.org.

​Summer of bridge construction, demolition on the I-5 Fern Valley Interchange

The Fern Valley Interchange project reached a major construction milestone when commuters began using the first half of the new Bear Creek Bridge. The project was funded by the 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA).

​I-84 at US 97, Biggs Junction opens near The Dalles

Funded by the 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA) and completed in May 2015, the project improves the intersection of two major freight routes – and it brings Sherman County its first stoplight.