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ODOT Region 4 construction update: Week of March 24-31


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is ODOT's Region 4 construction update for the week of March 24-31.

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 

Crews will performing excavation, embankment, drainage, and electrical underground, installing curb, sidewalk and concrete at U.S. 20/West Side of Cooley Roundabout.

The west leg of Cooley Road remains closed at U.S. 20. 

Crews will be performing excavation operations off the shoulder of westbound U.S. 20 from Robal to Cooley.

Crews will be performing sewer line installation on Nels Anderson just north of Brandis Ct under flagging closures. 

Crews will be performing Swalley Irrigation line work within the medians between Jamison and the U.S. 20 to 3rd St ramps and the northbound Shoulder.

Crews will be removing temporary barrier off the shoulder of northbound U.S. 97 north of Empire under single lane closure.

Crews will be backfilling and trench paving across the connection road between Jamison and U.S. 20 at night for Swalley Irrigation Line.

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 from Butler Market to Mervin Sampels with day and night work Monday to Friday for sidewalk and signal work.
Intersection works at Butler Market / Mt Washington will close right turn lanes. Consider alternate routes.
Intersection works at Mervin Samples are to be flagged with one lane during the day. Minor 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 roundabout and structure works.
At Old Bend Redmond the south leg to O.B. Riley remains closed and paving operations will occur. 
In Tumalo work will occur on the trail undercrossing, Cook Avenue, and at the Deschutes River bridge. Moderate delays are expected.

Expected project completion November 2023.

More project information here.

City Of Bend Signal Upgrades- Various Streets

Crews will be performing signal modification at various locations within the City of Bend. Work will involve shoulder closures during the day Monday to Friday. Minor delays are expected.
Intersections include Colorado/Bond, Colorado/Wall, Colorado/Industrial Way, Colorado/Arizona/US97 ramps, Arizona/Wall, Arizona/Bond, NW Medical Center/Neff, Olney/8th. 
Expected project completion April 2023.

More project information here.


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

Contract work is substantially complete. No work expected this week.

More project information here.

I-84: Columbia River Highway Culverts

No work planned this week. 

Expected completion - March 2023.

More project information here.


U.S. 30: Cascade Ave @ Rand Road (Hood River) 

Crews will continue working behind the sidewalk in the NE corner of the intersection doing storm drain installation during daytime hours. No impacts to vehicular or pedestrian/bike traffic. No pedestrian detours will be in-place. No flagging or lane closures are expected for the week, but travelers should expect minimal delays and use caution while traveling through the project. 

Expected completion - May 2024.

NOTE: Private utility relocation work via underground directional boring is scheduled to occur at this intersection over the next several weeks which is unrelated to this project.

More project information here


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

No work expected this week.


OR 140 Brett Way Extension (South Klamath Falls Highway, MP 3.74 - 4.75)

No work expected this week. 

More project information here.

OR 140 at OR 66 Intersection Improvements Project 

Crews will be performing earthwork, signal, pipe, and survey work. Expect Minor delays. Balsam Drive will be closed at the OR 66 intersection on March 28, use signed detour route.

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.)

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. Single lane closures controlled by flaggers will occur during weeknights between the hours of 8pm and 6am. Travelers should expect less than 20-minute delays during night-time single lane closures. A speed reduction to 35 mph is in place across the bridge. Use caution when traveling through the project. 

Anticipated completion - April 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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