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Deschutes County road construction update: Week of Oct. 4-10

Old Bend-Redmond Hwy Tumalo Road roundabout 102
Deschutes County
Progress on construction of the roundabout at the Old Bend-Redmond Highway and Tumalo Road

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is Deschutes County's weekly road construction update for the week of October 4-10.

  • Old Bend Redmond Highway/Tumalo Road Intersection Improvement (Tumalo Area) – Stage 3 of the road construction project will start on Wednesday, October 7 to reconstruct the southbound lanes on Old Bend-Redmond Highway in order to tie the existing road into the new road alignment. Trucks and equipment will be frequently entering and exiting via construction access points throughout the project area. Closure Information – Old Bend-Redmond Highway will be reduced to a single lane throughout the work zone during Stage 3. Old Bend-Redmond Highway and Tumalo Road east of the intersection will be controlled by flaggers 24 hours per day during Stage 3. Road users should expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Tumalo Road will continue to be closed west of Old Bend-Redmond Highway during Stage 3. A designated detour route will be provided via Swalley Rd for west Tumalo Road traffic. Trucks are strongly advised not to use this detour route and should utilize alternative routes.  
  • Sisemore Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project (Tumalo Area) - Concrete repair and bridge strengthening work will continue at the Sisemore Road Bridge. The existing bridge wearing surface 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 expected to remain closed until October 30, 2020. Road users should utilize the marked detour via Collins Road and Couch Market Road to avoid the project area.

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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