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ODOT Region 4 construction update: Week of June 30-July 7


BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is the ODOT Region 4 construction update for the week of June 30-July 7.

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 continue excavation, embankment, grading, and electrical work on the roundabouts located at U.S 20 and Robal Lane and U.S. 20 and Cooley Road.

Earthwork continues east of Nels Anderson Road for the Empire Avenue on ramp.

Crews will be performing shoulder excavation on the southbound U.S. 97 shoulder between Grandview Drive and Clauson Road.

Travelers can expect slight delays on Nels Anderson Road just north of Brandis Court while crews install sewer lines. Flaggers will help direct traffic for alternating direction of travel. 

Beginning on Wednesday, July 5, Robal Lane will be closed to traffic for approximately two months. The detour for access to Robal Lane is as follows:

• turn on Cooley Road
• turn right onto Hunnel Road
• turn on Robal Lane

Travelers can expect slight delays on U.S. 97 between 8:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. as crews will close travel lanes to restripe the roadway between Cooley Road and Empire Avenue. 

More project information here.

U.S. 20: Tumalo-Cooley 

Travelers will encounter daytime lane closures on U.S. 20 from Tumalo to Cooley Road Monday to Friday to allow crews to perform roundabout and structural work.

In Tumalo, O.B. Riley Road is closed at U.S. 20 with detour in place via Bailey Road and Tumalo Reservoir Road. O.B. Riley Road is expected to reopen on July 10.

The new two-lane roundabout being constructed at Old Bend-Redmond Highway and U.S. 20 is scheduled to open one lane for travelers on July 10.

On Monday, July 10, Cook Avenue will be closed at the intersection of U.S. 20 and the temporary traffic signal at U.S. 20 and 5th Street will be turned on.

Moderate delays are expected.

Expected project completion November 2023.

More project information here.

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

Beginning Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, July 7, travelers may encounter daytime lane closures on 3rd Street between Mervin Sampels Road and Greenwood Avenue for miscellaneous clean up items.

More project information here.


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

Eastbound and westbound U.S. 30/Cascade Avenue left turn lanes are closed and rivers are not allowed to make left turns onto Rand Road or Rand Road./Wasco Street. Additionally, left turns from these local side streets onto U.S. 30/Cascade Ave. are closed.

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 project. 

Expected completion - May 2024.

More project information here.


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

No work expected this week.


OR 140 at OR 66 Intersection Improvements

Paving, striping, earthwork, signal, and survey work continues on OR 140. 

Balsam Drive is closed at the OR 66 intersection. Travelers should use signed detour route.

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

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)

This project consists of bridge work on Link River Bridge at MP 275.03, Green Spring Bridge at MP 277.12 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 is closed for thru traffic. Travelers should follow the detour in place.

OR 140 at the Green Springs Bridge:

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

Pelican Bridge at MP 272.99:

Flagging on Lakeport Boulevard under Highway 97 Pelican Bridge. Drivers can expect up to 10-minute delays.

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. 

Expected completion - End of July 2023.

More project information here.

Watch a video on this project here. 

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

No work scheduled on-site for the coming week. 

Expected completion - end of July 2023.

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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