Lane markings ripped up along I-84

The lane striping on I-5 near I-205 is nearly gone, Feb. 20, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
The lane striping on I-5 near I-205 is nearly gone, Feb. 20, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

TROUTDALE, Ore. (KOIN) — Merging onto westbound I-84 from Troutdale, it’s hard to tell where a lane begins and ends. The fog line disappears while heading east on I-84 between exits 14 and 16 near Fairview.

These are other spots where the lane lines were ripped up by snowplows during the snowstorm a few weeks ago. Drivers told KOIN 6 News these are accident spots waiting to happen.

“I think it’s extra dangerous and people are going to be running cross the lines, running into each other,” said driver Curtis Carr.

Another driver, Jacob Boughton, said, “Pretty much there’s nothing. It’s really hard to see at night time with your light. There’s nothing there. You can’t see at night time at all.”

ODOT said the problem began when the snowplows ripped up the plastic lane markings.

“This is a very important safety issue to make sure the lane markings are in place,” ODOT’s Don Hamilton said. “We have a lot of priorities that we set up for establishing what we do first. We got a lot of safety issues that we need to be addressed. This is an important one.”

They hope to start in the next couple weeks, but need a stretch of dry weather for the lane markings to stick.

“We’re always going to be watching to see if there are any safety problems in a particular area,” Hamilton said.

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