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ODOT Region 4 construction update: Week of Dec. 2-9


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is the ODOT Region 4 construction update for the week of Dec. 2-9.

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.


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

No work expected this week. 

More project information here. 


U.S. 97 and U.S. 20 Bend North Corridor 

Mobilization of staging yards including on-site crushing and excavation will continue this week, this work will be done off of the roadway.

Crews will be performing single lane closures on NB U.S. 97 between Empire and the U.S. 20 off ramp Tuesday through Thursday nights between 8pm-6am to set up work zones. This work includes embankment and temporary barrier installation for Swalley Irrigation line work. All ramps will remain open during this time, but traffic may be shifted slightly.

Expect daytime shoulder closures as crews will also be setting up work zones in the medians between the Jamison and U.S. 20 ramps to 3rd Ave.

More project information here.

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

Crews will be performing lane closures on 3rd St at Mervin Sampels with day work Monday to Friday for sidewalk, utility and signal work. Minimal delays are expected.
Expected project completion November 2023.

More project information here.

U.S. 20: Tumalo-Cooley

Crews will be performing lane closures on U.S. 20 from Tumalo to Cooley Rd with day work Monday to Friday for clearing, earthworks, and utility works. The south leg of Old Bend Redmond Intersection and Sunset Drive remain closed. Road reconstruction along Wood Avenue in Tumalo is pending favorable weather. Minimal delays are expected.
Expected project completion November 2023.

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. Contract work is substantially complete. Crews may be working on various cleanup and punch list items throughout the project. No lane closures or flagging anticipated this week. Expected Project Completion is mid-December.

More project information here.

I-84: Columbia River Highway Culverts

Crews will be performing work at various sites between Hood River and The Dalles, as well as between Arlington and Boardman in both the eastbound and westbound directions under shoulder closures. Single lane closures are planned to occur Monday-Thursday in the WB direction at MP 65.5 and MP 73.4. Travelers should expect minimal delays and use caution while traveling through the work sites. Expected completion - March 2023.

More project information here.


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

Project is shut down for the winter. No on-site work is expected to occur until Spring 2023. Project work is substantially complete, and traffic is in the permanent configuration. This will be the final update until Spring when crews will finish permanent striping, barrier painting and minor shoulder rock grading under flagger control. Expected Completion April 2023.

More project information here.

Watch a video on this project here. 

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

No work expected this week.


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

No work expected this week. 

More project information here.

OR 140 at OR66 Intersection Improvements Project 

No work expected this week.

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: Lane shift traffic control installed on Main Street, bridge work will be done behind the barrier, no delays expected. Conger Avenue is closed for thru traffic, detour in place.
OR140 at the Green Springs Bridge: Lane shift traffic control installed, bridge work will be done behind the barrier, 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 of the bridge will continue each weekend (except holiday weekends of Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's) starting Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. to Monday mornings at 6 a.m. Designated detour route during full closures is via I84/US97 @ Biggs Jct./SR14. Outside of the full closure timeframes, 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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