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Tumalo Road closed east of Old Bend-Redmond Hwy. starting Tuesday

Tumalo Road closure detour

TUMALO, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Tumalo Road will be closed east of Old Bend-Redmond Highway starting next Tuesday for the final stages of the Old Bend-Redmond Highway / Tumalo Road roundabout project.

Detour routes will be provided via Hunnel Road, Pohaku Road and Sturgeon Road.

Trucks over 40 feet in length are strongly advised not to use these detour routes and should avoid the project area by utilizing alternative routes during the project.

Road users traveling on Old Bend-Redmond Highway and west Tumalo Road will be traveling through the new roundabout.

The project area will be controlled by flaggers, 24 hours per day until Friday, October 15 and will be opened to two-way traffic beginning Saturday, October 16.

The project includes constructing a roundabout, installing intersection illumination and other safety improvements.  The $1,157,000 project is being constructed by the county’s contractor, Knife River Corporation– Northwest.  The project is anticipated to be completed by Veteran’s Day.

Road users should use caution and anticipate single lane closures and delays in the project area during project construction. Please visit or for current project traffic information.   

For more project information, please contact Cody Smith, Engineer for the Deschutes County Road Department, at 541-322-7113.

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