Banks, Crash, Hwy 6

After year of deadly crashes, ODOT installs new safety signs on Highway 6

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that new safety signs on the Wilson River Highway—signed as Highway 6—had been installed between Banks and Tillamook in an effort to cut down on traffic fatalities on the highway. 

The announcement came on the heels of a bill introduced Tuesday in the Oregon House of Representatives by State Rep. Suzanne Weber (R-Tillamook) that would direct ODOT to study Highway 6 and provide an assessment of the highway’s condition, deficiencies, and estimates to repair it.

Stretching from the Banks area through Gales Creek and the Tillamook State Forest to its terminus at Highway 101 in Tillamook, the highway is a deadly stretch of pavement that twists, turns, and in . . .

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