ODOT Moving Ahead - September 2010

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ON OUR COVER Collaboration with community groups and individual citizens sets the stage for eye-catching bridge projects at Interstate 5 exits 14 and 19 in Ashland.

I-5 Climbing Lanes Two new projects address congestion on steep climbs ready yet


Ashland Bridge Projects Construction ramps up at I-5 exits 14 & 19


OTC Commissioner David Lohman Transportation needs require dramatic steps


Truck Safety Inspectors Latest crash records show declines in injuries, deaths

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April 23, 2011

Steve Johnson Photography Jyll Smith Writing



INSIDE COVER Motor Carrier Safety Inspector Leslie Elbon inspects a truck at the Ashland Port of Entry. On average, the Port weighs 1,000 to 2,000 commercial trucks per day.


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