Oregon Road Construction Likely to Cause Delays
May 26, 2000
The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, and brings with it increased highway work and potential driving delays, according to Oregon Transportation Department officials.
Almost $300 million will be spent on projects this year, but officials told the Associated Press that the outlays are inadequate because road improvements aren't keeping up with the state's population growth.
Hopes for new funding were dashed last month when voters rejected a proposed 5-cent per gallon gasoline tax increase.