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ODOT Region 4 construction report: Week of Nov. 22-26


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is the ODOT Region 4 construction report for the week of Nov. 22-26:

The Oregon Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. ODOT invests in Oregon's future through roadway improvement projects. The following projects are located within ODOT's Region 4 encompassing Central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades.

All work is dependent on weather conditions, and schedules are subject to change.

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Deschutes County

U.S. 97: Road Weather Management Project (MP134.84-MP141.12).

ODOT will install Road and Weather Information System (RWIS) speed sensors, travel time readers and changeable message signs. The contractor will be working on the shoulder this week. No impact to traffic.

U.S. 97: S Century Drive to USFS border (MP 153.11-MP 156.26) The contractor will be working on the US97 SB Alignment installing the new SB Wildlife undercrossing. The contractor has installed a detour lane shift to route traffic around the structure excavation. Traffic should use caution when traveling through the work and traffic pattern change. No delays to traffic are anticipated.

U.S. 97 Redmond-Bend (MP124.4-MP133.51)

ODOT will construct the following as part of the project: deceleration lanes at Quarry Avenue and 61st Street from U.S. 97 southbound, acceleration lane from 61st Street to U.S. 97 southbound to provide greater merge distance, median barrier installation south of the Tumalo Road Interchange, and a turnaround from U.S. 97 southbound to northbound, install reflective pavement markers added for improved lane separation, and remove rock outcropping removal near the edge of the roadway for improved visibility. The contractor will be working on the shoulder this week. No impact to traffic.

U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Intersection Project (MP3.26-MP3.86)

ODOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads.

The contractor will be working on the shoulder this week. No impact to traffic.

Ward/Hamby roundaboutConstruction of the Ward/Hamby roundabout on U.S. 20 east of Bend is now under way, though earthwork likely  won't begin until spring.

Harney/Lake counties

US395: Big Stick – Alkali Lake, Lakeview, Lakeview-Burns Highway (MP 15.43- MP46.93). Clean-up work is scheduled between MP 35-47. Expect minor delays.

Klamath County

OR140 Brett Way Extension (South Klamath Falls Highway, MP3.74-4.75) Traffic change. The roundabout is open. Paving and rock work is scheduled on Brett Way. Expect minor delays at the intersection of Homedale Road and Airway Drive.

Warm Springs Safety Corridor

Warm Springs Safety Corridor

Jefferson County
and CTWS Reservation

U.S. 26: Warm Springs Safety Corridor, (MP 103.02-MP111.16) .

The contractor will be performing construction activities during the daytime; they will perform seeding, grading and concrete activities. The highway will be reduced to one travel lane during the daytime which will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car with a half mile work zone occurring anywhere between MP 103.02 - MP 111.16. Traffic can expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the work hours.

Wasco County (OR)/Klickitat (WA)

The Dalles (Columbia River) Bridge Project (U.S. -197: WA MP 0.57 I-84: MP100.6-U.S. 197:OR  MP 0.61 I-84: MP 102.2.) The Dalles (Columbia River) Bridge will remain open during the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend (11/25-11/29). During the week crew will continue forming new concrete panels at their pre-cast yard location.

Wasco County/CTWS Reservation

US26: Clear Lake Road – NW Dogwood Lane, Warm Springs Highway, (MP 66.43-112.91).

No construction work this week.

Wheeler County

U.S.26: Bridge Creek Bridge Project (U.S. 26/Ochoco Highway, milepost 64.91-65.19)

Expect brief single lane closures with flagging for striping removal work.

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