- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Transportation has decommissioned four “safety corridors” this year after a decrease in crashes.

ODOT designates safety corridors on sections of highway that have higher-than-average crash rates. They get extra police patrols, and traffic fines double. They also get minor roadway and signage improvements.

Safety corridors are decommissioned when the number of fatal and serious injury crashes falls to the statewide average for similar roadways.

Oregon has six corridors remaining.

The four corridors decommissioned in 2014 were:

- Oregon 99E from Woodburn to Salem.

- Oregon 34 from Corvallis to Tangent.

- U.S. 370 from Irrigon to Umatilla.

- U.S. 30 near Scappoose.

The first three had been safety corridors for more than a decade.

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