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Deschutes County road construction update: Week of Sept. 20-26

Tumalo Road Old Bend-Redmond Hwy roundabout 918
Deschutes County
Construction work progresses on the roundabout at Tumalo Road and the Old Bend-Redmond Highway.

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is Deschutes County's weekly road construction update for the week of Sept. 20-26:

  • Old Bend Redmond Highway/Tumalo Road Intersection Improvement (Tumalo Area) – Stage 2 of the road construction project to construct the roundabout circle and the west leg of Tumalo Rd is underway. Trucks and equipment will be frequently entering and exiting via construction access points throughout the project area. Closure Information – Tumalo Road will be closed west of Old Bend-Redmond Highway during Stage 2. A designated detour route will be provided via Swalley Rd. Trucks are strongly advised not to use this detour route and should utilize alternative routes.  Road users should use caution through the work zone. Work hours are typically 7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Friday.
  • Sisemore Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project (Tumalo Area) - Concrete repair work will continue at the Sisemore Road Bridge. The existing bridge deck has been removed to repair the interior concrete and the bridge drainage system. Closure Information – Sisemore Road is closed at the bridge site and is now expected to remain closed until October 30, 2020 due to air quality and other unanticipated delays. Road users should utilize the marked detour via Collins Road and Couch Market Road to avoid the project area.
  • Shoulder Repair - Deschutes County crews will be repairing shoulders along the Cascade Lakes Highway between Cultus Lake and the Deschutes/Klamath County line. Closure Information – Road users should anticipate delays and single lane closures controlled by flaggers during work hours. Work hours are typically 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

The Deschutes County Road Department and our contractors are keeping the health and safety of the public and our workers as our top priority as we continue to serve our community.  We are taking measures to ensure that all state and federally-mandated best management practices to eliminate the spread of COVID-19 are practiced on our project sites.

Please help us with these efforts by using alternate routes when possible and maintaining appropriate physical distance when you absolutely must walk, ride, or drive through our project sites.
For more information:
Contact: Deschutes County Road Department at (541) 388-6581

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