bend-bus

The school bus that crashed on Hwy. 35 with 43 young athletes on board is towed away. There were no injuries.

A school bus filled with Nordic ski racers from Bend lost control on an icy section of Hwy. 35 on Mount Hood January 14th and crashed into two vehicles, closing the highway for several hours. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Read more ...

So how many accidents and spin-outs did you count on Hwy 35 between Government Camp and Mt. Hood Meadows Sunday morning, December 4th?

Read more ...

hwy-26-mt-hood

The new Hwy. 26 is vastly improved after a $25 million investment. Or is it? Photo courtesy of ODOT

The $25 million Mt. Hood Safety Project is just about complete, so expect fresh asphalt and a new concrete barrier to prevent cross-over head-on collisions. As for whether the improvements will improve traffic flow during the winter peak season, we'll just have to wait and see.

Read more ...

hwy-26-work

The three-year project is on schedule to wrap up by the fall of 2016.

The final season of the $25 million Mt. Hood Safety Project on Hwy. 26 will start up once the snow has melted, with rock-blasting, road-paving and the construction of a 1.6-mile concrete barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes of 26 west of Skibowl.

Read more ...

expect-delay

Useful advice from an ODOT sign on Mount Hood..

If you are waiting for design improvements to solve the traffic problems on Mount Hood, don't hold your breath.

Read more ...

mount-hood-traffic

One mile in two hours.

If you are a Mount Hood regular, you are probably painfully familiar with the nine-mile drive from Mt. Hood Meadows to Government Camp, and the fact that this short trip can take three hours or more when holiday traffic is at its worst.

Read more ...

mt-hood-express-bus

How would you improve the Mt. Hood Express bus line?

The vast majority of the 4 million visits to Mount Hood each year are people driving their personal vehicles, generating congestion, parking problems, pollution and unsafe driving conditions in bad weather.

Read more ...

The big Mt. Hood Safety Project on Highway 26 is shifting into high gear with three nights of rock-blasting per week, plus plenty of truck traffic hauling debris.

Read more ...

hwy-26-work

Expect delays all summer on Hwy. 26.

Road work on Hwy. 26 will shift into high gear Monday, April 20 and continue through to October with periods of 24-hour flagging and highway and trail closures to protect travelers from falling rocks during blasting hours.

Read more ...

rock-blasting

Road crews had a blast blasting rocks off 26 last summer. Photo courtesy of ODOT.

Be ready for delays and closures on Hwy. 26 from April through October, as road crews move into Year Two of the big Mt. Hood Safety Project.

Read more ...