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Update: ODOT has repaved half of dangerous Hwy 101 shoulder

ODOT image of fresh pavement on shoulder of Highway 101 south of Florence.(Photos: ODOT) In the latest twist to the ongoing saga of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) problematic paving job on Highway 101, a regional manager announced today that they’ve already made significant progress in making it better. As we first reported last … Read more

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Should Hwy 101 collision have triggered ‘vulnerable roadway users’ law?

“This clearly should have been a VRU [vulnerable roadway user] case.”— Ray Thomas, lawyer and bike law expert A recent collision on Highway 101 has raised questions about the application of Oregon’s driving laws. On July 8th, a 35-year old Providence Hospital surgeon from Hood River, Christeen Osborn, was riding her bike northbound on Highway … Read more

Man receives jail time, assault conviction for Highway 101 collision

Curry County DA convicted driver of reckless driving and assault. A man has been convicted on assault and reckless driving charges for driving his car into two women as they rode their bicycles on the Oregon Coast Bike Route last fall. The collision occurred on October 3rd, about 11 miles north of Gold Beach on … Read more