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Public meeting Wednesday on Hwy. 97 safety improvements


ODOT has some ideas how to improve safety along the US Highway 97 corridor between Bend and Redmond, and wants to hear what community members have to say about them before construction begins in 2020.

The nine-mile U.S. 97 corridor between Redmond and Bend has many driveways and intersections, and up to 30,000 vehicles a day traveling at high speeds. Data from five years showed more than 100 crashes – many of them turning movement, rear-end and head-on crashes.

ODOT said it “has heard about better highway lighting, more center turn lanes, and reflective pavement markers. But before the agency proceeds, highway managers are asking community members to attend a public meeting to review a proposed package of safety improvements and let us know what you have to say about them.”

What : ODOT meeting about US97 safety Improvements between Bend and Redmond

When : Wednesday, January 16, 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Where : Three Sisters School, 21155 Tumalo Rd, Bend, OR

Accommodations will be provided to people with disabilities. To request an accommodation to participate in this meeting, please contact Alia Burck at (541)388-6037 or or call statewide relay at 7-1-1 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Accessible parking is located near the front of the building.

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