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Deschutes County road construction update: Week of Oct. 25-31

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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is Deschutes County's road construction update for the week of Oct. 25-31.

  • Old Bend Redmond Highway/Tumalo Road Intersection Improvement (Tumalo Area) – Work will continue on the east leg of Tumalo Road to construct medians and pave the new roadway. Trucks and equipment will be frequently entering and exiting via construction access points throughout the project area. The north, south and west legs of the roundabout are now open. Closure Information – Tumalo Road will be closed east of Old Bend-Redmond Highway until November 4, 2020. Designated detour routes will be provided via Hunnel Road, Pohaku Road and Sturgeon Road for east Tumalo Road traffic. Trucks are prohibited from using Pohaku Road and must use north Hunnell Road/Sturgeon Road to access east Tumalo Road. Trucks are strongly encouraged to utilize alternative routes to avoid the project area.
  • Sisemore Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project (Tumalo Area) - The Contractor will continue placing backfill on the bridge and the new bridge curbs will be constructed. Closure Information – Sisemore Road is closed at the bridge site and is expected to remain closed until November 13, 2020. Road users should utilize the marked detour via Collins Road and Couch Market Road to avoid the project area.
  • Cascade Lakes Highway Bicycle Warning Systems – Work will begin on Monday, October 26 to begin installing two bicycle warning systems on Cascade Lakes Highway. The new systems will be installed west of Todd Lake Road and south of Devils Lake Road. Work hours are expected to be Monday – Friday, 7am – 6pm. Closure Information – Road users should use caution and anticipate single lane closures controlled by flaggers with minor delays during work hours.

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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