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ODOT Region 4 construction update: Week of Nov. 17-24


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is the ODOT Region 4 construction update for the week of Nov. 17-24.

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. 97 and U.S. 20 Bend North Corridor 

Crews are finishing miscellaneous clean-up work on U.S. 20 from Cooley Road to Robal Lane.

Crews continue work on new Empire Avenue/3rd Street ramps east of Nels Anderson Road.

Earthwork continues east of Nels Anderson Road from Cooley Road to Empire Avenue.

Crews will remove vegetation and demolish the northbound U.S. 97 shoulder between Grandview Drive and Cooley Road.

Travelers can expect slight delays on Nels Anderson Road just north of Brandis Court while crews install sewer and water lines. Flaggers will be in place to help direct traffic.

As of November 13, the following closures and detours are in place:

  • The left turn onto Grandview Drive from northbound U.S. 97 will be permanently closed to traffic.
    • Northbound travelers can access Grandview Drive by turning left onto Cooley Road, right onto Hunnell Road, left onto Clausen and right onto Grandview Drive. 
  • The right turn onto Clausen Road from southbound U.S. 97 will be closed for approximately the next eight months.
    • Southbound travelers can access Clausen Road by turning right onto Grandview Drive and left onto Clausen Road.

Expected completion - December 2024

More project information here.

U.S. 20: Tumalo-Cooley 

As of November 1, the dual-lane roundabouts on U.S. 20 at Old Bend Redmond Highway and Tumalo are fully open to traffic. 

Travelers may encounter daytime lane and shoulder closures on U.S. 20 from Tumalo to Cooley Road to allow crews to finish miscellaneous clean-up work.

Expected completion - November 2023.

More project information here.


U.S. 30: Cascade Avenue at Rand Road (Hood River)

On Monday, November 20, crews will install pavement markings on the roadway between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Flaggers will be in place to help direct traffic through the intersection. Once the work is complete, all lanes on Cascade Avenue and Rand Road will be open to traffic. Travelers may encounter temporary turn lane closures on northbound and southbound Rand Road to allow equipment to access the corners of the intersection.

Temporary crosswalks and pedestrian access routes are in place to direct pedestrians through the work zone. Travelers, pedestrians and cyclists should expect delays and use caution while traveling through the work zone.

Expected completion - May 2024.

More project information here.


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

No work expected this week.

U.S. 97: Dover Lane - Bear Drive Safety Improvements Project

This project is complete.

More project information here.

Expected completion - November 2023


OR 140 at OR 66 Intersection Improvements

Crews will install signs and clean-up the project area. Travelers can expect minor delays.

Expected completion - end of October 2023

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

No work expected this week. 

More project information here.

Expected completion - end of November 2023

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

This project consists of bridge work on Link River Bridge at MP 275.03, Green Spring Bridge at MP 277.12, Klamath River Bridge at MP 278.81, and Pelican Bridge at MP 272.99.

Link River Bridge at MP 275.03:

Travel lanes have been shifted on Main Street. All bridge work will be done behind the barrier, no delays expected.

Conger Avenue and George Nurse Way are closed for thru traffic. Travelers should follow the detour in place.

OR 140 at the Green Springs Bridge at MP 227.12:

Travel lanes have been shifted. All bridge work will be done behind the barrier. No delays expected.

Klamath River Bridge at MP 278.81:

Crews will be working under the bridge. No delays expected. 

Pelican Bridge at MP 272.99:

Work continues on Lakeport Boulevard under U.S. 97 Pelican Bridge. Travels can expect minor delays.

Expected completion - June 2025

More project information here.  

OR 140 Klamath County Boat Marina to Lakeshore Drive Project (Western Federal Lands Division of the Federal Highway Administration project)

Project area: OR 140 between mile post 56.92 to 58.75

Beginning July 5, 2023, OR 140 will be reduced to one travel lane. Flaggers, pilot cars, and traffic signals will help direct traffic for alternating direction of travel. Drivers can expect up to a 20-minute delay.

Work is scheduled Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  At the end of each workday, the road will be opened back up to normal two-lane traffic.

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 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.

Travel speed across the bridge is reduced to 35 mph. Use caution when traveling through the project area. 

Expected completion - end of November 2023.

More project information here.

Watch a video on this project here. 


Questions or comments?

Cody Franz, community affairs coordinator 

541-316-3941 or

For current road and weather conditions visit or call 511

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