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ODOT starting night work on temporary patch repairs to Third Street in Bend

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation are making temporary repairs to U.S. Highway 20/Third Street in northern Bend, beginning Monday night. 

The project includes three lanes of the highway, from about the intersection with O.B. Riley Road to Division Street.

The surface of the highway in this location has deteriorated from the impacts of traffic and severe winter weather and is set for complete, permanent repairs in a project that’s slated for summer of next year, ODOT said.

"It's no surprise to people who travel up and down the highway here that it's suffering," ODOT spokesman Peter Murphy said Monday.

"It's deteriorated, there's some holes in it, and we tried to patch it a couple of times," he said. "And we're going to make one final attempt here with a patch, to try to make sure that it lasts us from now until next year."

Beginning around 7 p.m. Monday, ODOT maintenance crews will begin the temporary repair work, taking one lane at a time, and will control traffic by the use of flaggers.  The work will continue overnight until approximately 5:30 a.m.

The same work pattern will be repeated until the project is complete, expected to be Tuesday, June 30.

ODOT said motorists should be aware of the project and adjust their driving plans appropriately.

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