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ODOT Region 4 construction update: Week of October 14-21


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is ODOT Region 4's construction update for the week of October 14-21.

Here at ODOT, we are committed to providing a safe and efficient transportation system for everyone. We invest in Oregon's future through roadway improvement projects. The following projects are located within Region 4; Central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades.

There are two ways to learn about construction taking place for the upcoming week. 

1. Visit Constantly updated with construction and crash data, TripCheck is the best way to learn about road conditions around the state. Click on a traffic cone symbol on the map to see construction impacts for that area.

2. Scroll down to the counties and highways listed below to see impacts that could affect you. Construction information is shown for one week, giving you the most up-to-date information.

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


US26: SE Kelso Rd-Frog Lake Sno Park Sec

Crews will be performing permanent seeding work at various sites throughout the project from off the roadway or under shoulder closures. The contractor may also be paving the approaches to E. Peter Pl. and E. Sunrae Dr. near MP 36.5, dependent upon suitable weather and material availability. Flaggers will control traffic on the side streets during the paving operations. Expect minimal delays during the daytime, single-lane closures and use caution when traveling through the project. Expected Completion is mid-October 2022.


U.S. 395: Big Stick to Alkali Lake, Lakeview, Lakeview-Burns Highway (MP 15.43 - MP 46.93).

Striping and shoulder work from MP 15 to MP 30, flagging and pilot car work zone, expect 20 minute delays.

More project information here. 


U.S. 20: Mervin Sampels to Greenwood (3rd Street Bend, MP 18.99 – MP 20.99)

Crews will be performing single lane closures on 3rd St from Greenwood to Mervin Sampels with day and night work Sunday to Friday for grinding, paving, sidewalk, utility, drainage and signal works. Intersection works will continue at O.B. Riley and Bend River Mall with the entrance to the mall closed 7pm to 7am. Moderate delays are expected. Expected project completion November 2023.

More project information here.

U.S. 97 Redmond-Bend Safety Improvements (MP 124.4 - MP 133.51)

Crews will be performing day work Monday to Friday with shoulder closures for landscaping operations. Expect no delays to traffic. This is the last update for this project.

More project information here.

U.S. 97 at Wickiup Jct. (La Pine) Shared Use Path

Crews will be performing day work Monday to Friday with shoulder closures for adjacent trail works and paving. Expect no delays to traffic. Expected completion end of November.

More project information here.


I-84: Forest Lane Over I-84 Project, Columbia River Highway (MP 46.2 - MP 46.51).

NW Forest Lane over I84 is open. Crews will be working on various cleanup and punch list items throughout the project. No lane closures or flagging anticipated this week. Expected Project Completion is early to mid-October.

More project information here.

I-84: Columbia River Highway Culverts

Crews will be performing work at numerous sites between Hood River and The Dalles, as well as between Arlington and Boardman in both the eastbound and westbound directions under daytime shoulder closures. No impacts to traffic anticipated. Use caution when traveling through the worksites.

More project information here.


U.S. 26: Clear Lake Road - NW Dogwood Lane Project

At MP 69, traffic has been shifted over to the completed portion of the new bridge in a two lane, two-way, temporary, narrowed roadway configuration. Crews continue work on constructing the second, upstream portion of the new bridge. No lane closures or flagging anticipated for this week. Watch for trucks going in and out of work zone. Narrowed lane widths and a speed reduction to 40mph are in place. Expected Completion December 2022.

More project information here.

Watch a video on this project here. 

U.S. 97: The Dalles - California Highway Culverts Project 

Pipe work at MP 267.41 to MP 274.01, expect minor delays.


OR140 Brett Way Extension (South Klamath Falls Highway, MP 3.74 - 4.75)

Paving and cleanup work on Brett Way and Wings Way, expect minor delays.

More project information here.

OR 140 at OR66 Intersection Improvements Project 

Earthwork, expect minor delays.

More project information here

U.S. 97: OR 58 - California Border Project (The Dalles - California Highway, MP 252.44 - MP 278.81)

Bridge work on USBR Bridge at MP 273.71, Link River Bridge at MP 275.03, and the Green Spring Bridge at MP 277.12. USBR Bridge at MP 273.71: Bridge work will be done under the bridge, no delays expected. Link River Bridge at MP 275.03: Shoulder work adjacent to Northbound on ramp, no delays expected.

More project information here.  


The Dalles (Columbia River) Bridge Project (U.S. 197: WA MP 0.57 I-84: MP 100.6-U.S. 197:OR  MP 0.61 I-84: MP 102.2.)

Weekend Full Closures Have Resumed and will continue each weekend (except holiday weekends of Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years) starting Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. to Monday mornings at 6 a.m. Additionally, the bridge will be closed briefly (3 - 10 min. closures) Thursday mornings between the hours of 1:30 am and 3:30 am to transport panels across the bridge. Designated detour route during full closures is via I84/US97 at Biggs Jct./SR14. Work continues to occur on the shoulders and staging areas off the ends of the bridge during daytime hours with no impacts to traffic, as well as on the bridge deck, sidewalks and under the bridge during weeknights under single lane closures controlled by flaggers. A speed reduction to 35 mph is in place across the bridge. Expect minimal delays during nighttime single lane closures and use caution when traveling through the project. Anticipated completion - Spring 2023.

More project information here.

Watch a video on this project here. 


Questions or comments?

Meghan Blyth, ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator 

(541)280-2716 or

For current road and weather conditions visit or call 511

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