Highway 6, Salem, Transportation

Will change come to deadly Highway 6?

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 group Safety on Highway 6, said that people tell him trying to get ODOT to implement safety measures and road improvements to the highway that stretches from Banks through Gales Creek to Tillamook is a waste of time because none of the politicians in Salem actually listen anyway.

“Last summer on (Oregon Route 6) there were fatal accidents after accident after accident, and no one was doing anything about it,” Borough said. “I want actual change here, not to finger . . .

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