Safety features improve winter travel on I-84

Two major Interstate 84 safety improvement projects will benefit travelers during our challenging eastern Oregon winters. One includes improvements through the Blue Mountains between Pendleton and La Grande. The other improves travel through Ladd Canyon, about six miles east of La Grande. These areas represent the highest number of crashes and freeway closures along I-84 in Oregon.

Travelers are already commenting on the improvements as evident by these messages sent to Ask ODOT.

“Thank you so much for the additional cameras installed recently on I-84 from La Grande to Pendleton,” Carin Evans wrote to ODOT, calling the improvements “important and wise. I truly believe if people utilize Trip Check we will see fewer accidents along that stretch of the freeway.”

When Jim Morgan recently looked on TripCheck before his drive over the Blue Mountain Pass, he was more than pleased to see all the new cameras. He wrote “I checked the webcams before leaving home and boy, are they helpful to making a reasoned decision about whether to attempt a winter trip. So I’m now a big fan of the state of Oregon’s webcam traffic monitoring system!”

Plowing on I-84