Have an opinion on Highway 6? The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to hear from you by November 28 at an online open house as the state agency studies safety and road conditions on the highway.
Those using Highway 6 to travel should note that an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) striping project from Banks to Tillamook begins Tuesday, and is expected to last three days.
With the ink barely dry on Governor Kate Brown’s signature on a bill requiring the Oregon Department of Transportation to study Highway 6 and make repair recommendations to the legislature no later than September 15, 2023, ODOT is already at work on their newly mandated task. “ODOT has issued a[Read More…]
Is change on the way for Oregon’s deadly Highway 6? One community leader pushing to raise awareness of the traffic fatalities on the rural highway stretching from Banks through Gales Creek to Tillamook says that a local elected official is finally pushing for change. Jesse Borough, founder of public awareness[Read More…]
The junction of Highways 6 and 8 in Gales Creek on February 24, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Two people are the latest killed in a crash on the Wilson River Highway stretching from Banks to Tillamook after a collision on Saturday. The two-vehicle crash was located in Tillamook County near[Read More…]
A sign on Highway 6 noting “Extreme” fire danger on Wednesday, September 9, 2002. Photo: Chas Hundley As wildfires rage across Oregon for a third day, here are some quick updates. — Fire danger is still extreme, and a red flag warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. today. IFPL[Read More…]
The semi overturned on Highway 6, spilling lumber onto the highway. Photo: Forest Grove Fire & Rescue TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – According to the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Wilson River Highway — signed as Highway 6 — was closed at the summit of the coast range on the Tillamook[Read More…]
Photo: OSP BANKS – The driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Wednesday evening west of Banks on Highway 6 has been arrested on six charges stemming from the crash. Around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, emergency response agencies and the Oregon State Police responded to[Read More…]
A photo from the scene, courtesy Tim Townley. Photo has been cropped to remove identifying features of vehicle involved. BANKS – A crash on Highway 6 near mile post 48, roughly 1 mile west of Banks, has halted traffic near a construction zone, with a vehicle severely damaged after it[Read More…]
Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office PORTLAND – The alleged driver in Friday’s pursuit and crash into Gales Creek was arrested Tuesday afternoon in Portland by members of the North Plains Police Department with assistance from the Portland Police Bureau, according to a press release issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s[Read More…]