Oregon Wants Your Comments On Differential Speed Limits For Trucks

The Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on whether truck speed limits should be raised on highways where trucks are currently required to drive slower than cars.

ODOT says that they are currently preparing a study that will help to determine whether to increase truck speed limits on highways where the speed limits are set at 65 m.p.h. for cars and 55 m.p.h. for trucks.

The speed limit changes would be implemented on parts of I-5 with differential speed limits. Even if the speed limit for trucks is raised, it will go up 5 m.p.h. to 60 m.p.h.

If you’d like to add your input on the issue, you can attend one of the following meetings:

Tuesday, March 14, 5:30pm – ODF&W Commission Room, 4034 Fairview industrial Drive, Salem

Monday, March 20, 5:30pm – Ty Taylor Fire Station – Leonard Hay Community Room, 1785 Meyer Parkway, Hood River

Wednesday, March 22, 5:30pm – City of Medford Santo Community Center Main Hall, 701 N Columbus Ave, Medford

If you prefer, you can send written comments via email to interstatespeedcomments@odot.state.or.us.