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US Highway 99W, seen near Avery Avenue and Crystal Lake Drive. The Oregon Department of Transportation is considering adding several roundabouts along this section of the highway in south Corvallis to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.

Roundabouts proposed for southern Corvallis to increase safety

Kelsy Valentine, News Reporter
August 20, 2021

The City of Corvallis and the Oregon Department of Transportation are looking at potentially building roundabouts on Highway 99 in southern Corvallis to slow traffic and decrease risk of severe accidents. Highway...

 This illustration shows a welcome to Corvallis city sign, with an emphasis on the new year. 

City Council tackles new year with bias response initiative, community engagement plans, transportation updates and more

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
January 4, 2021

Going into the new year, Corvallis Mayor and Corvallis City Council have several projects in place to fully establish the bias response initiative, improve public participation, and support local businesses...

Each phase of Highway 20 safety reconstruction, starting with Phase 1 on the major bend of the highway and ending with Phase 2, which will redo the road between Merloy Avenue and Conifer Boulevard.   

Highway 20 safety upgrades continue, drivers need to be ‘extra cautious’ in inclement weather

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
December 9, 2020

In response to the high volume of crashes on the U.S. 20 Highway between North Albany and Corvallis, the Oregon Department of Transportation is designing a Safety Upgrades project, which will add various...

Some community members advocate preservation of the historical structure, which will be replaced in 2022, but no new owner has stepped up yet.Photo taken before coronavirus shelter-in-place order.

Future of historic Van Buren Bridge in Corvallis still uncertain

William Ross, News Contributor
May 28, 2020

In 2022, Corvallis residents will have to say goodbye to the Van Buren Street Bridge in its current location—but perhaps not to the bridge itself.The Oregon Department of Transportation currently owns...

Two cyclists wait behind a car as they navigate their way around downtown Corvallis. The Corvallis City Council recently voted to direct funds toward future safety projects.

Corvallis City Council approves amendment to set aside funds for pedestrian, cyclist safety

William Ross, News Contributor
February 24, 2020

After sustained community pressure, the Corvallis City Council reached a decision regarding pedestrian and cyclist safety funding going forward.The Corvallis City Council passed an amendment to the Transportation...

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ODOT moves eastern closure of Highway 34 to Peoria Road, expect delays

The Baro Staff
April 11, 2019

The eastern closure point for Highway 34 will now be at Peoria Road, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation on Thursday. Lanes will be reduced to one lane going each way. Fast moving flood...

On August 21, the eclipse’s path of totality (the shadow where the eclipse will be entirely visible) will pass through Corvallis.

One million people to visit Oregon for celestial spectacle

Erin Dose and Sydney Sullivan, News Contributors
July 31, 2017

All eyes are on the sun. All movement on the Oregon State University campus slows to a halt, and the air is still and heavy. High above, the moment everyone has been waiting for arrives: the shadow of...

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