The Oregon Department of Transportation has friendly reminder for spring and summer road trippers: highway projects are underway. Jason tell is ODOT Region One Manager: “40 projects that are underway in the Portland area this summer. That’s a lot. The good news is: when we are done, with constructions, we’re going to have an improved transportation system and it’s creating jobs along the way.” The bad news: delays are practically unavoidable on Oregon highways. The State will post construction updates on: www.tripcheck.com. Drivers may also call 511 for updates.