Know Before You Go: Construction on the Van Buren Bridge may result in heavy traffic at rush hour, & occasional night closures. Click here to learn more.
Corvallis, Oregon

Corvallis & Benton County Travel Watch

We care about the safety of our community and guests in Corvallis and Benton County. This page is provided to offer information about current travel alerts in our area. Your safety and comfort are our top priority while you visit.

OR 34: Van Buren Bridge Project

Construction activities have started at the Van Buren Bridge in downtown Corvallis.

Visitors and community members should be aware that traffic leaving Corvallis across the Van Buren Bridge will be backed up more than usual during rush hour. Our rush hour is approximately 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We strongly advise visitors and community members who are able to do so to avoid and/or delay leaving Corvallis via the Van Buren Bridge until later in the afternoon or evening. It would be a great time to pop into a local restaurant for a snack, or to visit one of our many beautiful city parks.

For complete and up-to-date information about the project, visit the Van Buren Bridge Project web page.

Circle Boulevard Resurfacing Project

A project to rebuild and resurface a portion of Circle Boulevard between the railroad crossings at Highway 99W and Conser Street near the HP Inc. campus, in northeast Corvallis, is underway. The project is expected to continue through September. Learn more here.

Travelers looking for information on current road work and construction projects that may affect traveling in our area can visit the links below.

For more road construction, traffic, and road hazard information in Oregon, visit

Benton County Fire Restrictions

Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on August 12, 2023, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will elevate the fire danger level for Benton County to Extreme. The Benton County Fire Defense Board has taken proactive measures to address this heightened risk by implementing a series of fire restrictions.

In alignment with the ODF's assessment, the Benton County Fire Defense Board has announced restrictions on all open fires, including the prohibition of recreational and cooking fires originating from open fire pits that utilize wood or charcoal. This does not include gas-fired barbeques.

Read more here.

Oregon's wildfire season usually starts towards the end of May or the beginning of June and ends with the first rains, usually in late September or early October. For complete and up-to-date information, visit

👉 If the widget is not currently displaying Corvallis' air quality, please check the site directly by clicking here for Corvallis, Oregon's air quality, or clicking here to check the Oregon DEQ's air quality monitoring map.

This page was last updated on Aug. 17, 2023.

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