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  • Winter Roadway Guide
    Check ODOT's annual edition 2016 Winter Roadway Guideof the Winter Roadway Guide. The publication is posted at truck stops, DMV and ODOT offices throughout the eastern Oregon region as well as delivered directly to thousands of residents throughout the area.
    Chock-a-block full of driving tips, links to winter safety videos, eastern Oregon highway project updates and more (there's even a winter Word Puzzle), the Winter Roadway Guide is a familiar and welcome site for travelers making their way along   I-84, U.S. 395, U.S. 20, U.S. 26 and multiple other state routes on Oregon’s east side.

  • New I-84 digital speed limit signs lower legal speed when conditions warrant

    Although smart cars on the freeways are still a few years awaysmart highway signs are here now. New digital Variable Speed Limit signs have been installed along Interstate 84 between Baker

    City and La Grande. The signs replace the standard speed signs 

    legal speed limit when conditions warrant a slower speed to imrpove safety    

Important Public Information Current Topics

 Truck Fire Photos March 2, 2017

A truck fire closed I-84 Eastbound around 4 p.m. March 2. Route was open to one lane within an hour. Here is why the route was closed. Check TripCheck.com for current conditions.

(Photos courtesy of Tari Jen De Lyria and Elkhorn Media Group)

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Did you miss the Feb. 27 STIP meeting?


If you missed the Feb. 27 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) meeting, but want to know  about projects planned for the eastern Oregon area, check out the below links to project map and listings, program overview presentation and other STIP related docuements.

 2018-2021 STIP Information

Interested in learning about transportation projects proposed for eastern Oregon in the 2018-2021 construction seasons? Check out the project listing and background information  for the Draft 2018-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). 
Background Info
Who ya gonna call with questions? ODOT Region 5 Public Information Officer Tom Strandberg at 531-963-1330.

Know before you go

Get the latest road and weather conditions 24 hours a day via www.TripCheck.com​


U.S. 395 Curve Signs and Sensors part of Pilot Freight Project

Curve signs and road sensors installed south of Ukiah are helping freight haulers safety move goods along a length restricted stretch of U.S. Hwy. 395 between Pilot Rock and Mt. Vernon. Find out what those new signs mean and how ODOT is helping local economies. CLICK HERE for the full story


The ABCs of U.S. 395 Mile Markers

Every wonder what those letters  are for on mile markers along U.S. Hwy. 395 and OR207 in eastern Oregon? 


Transportation projects help bring jobs to eastern Oregon​

Port of Morrow General Manager 

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Gary Neal talks about recent 

improvements funded by the 

Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act

(JTA) program.




Mayor talks about Athena Main Street improvements

In 2013 the small eastern Oregon town of Athena received over $2 million in street upgrades. Watch Athena Mayor John Shafer talk about the work that has improved safety and livability for this small gem of a community.






The project was partially funded through the Oregon Jobs and Transportation Act (JTA).



​ Get a visual taste of 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. 

 VIDEO   Click HERE to go to the YouTube video.

Click HERE to check out ODOT's Scenic Byway website with links to other byway videos and information.