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Deschutes County road construction update: Week of March 21-27

Fryrear Road shoulder repair work
Deschutes County
Fryrear Road shoulder repair work

BEND, Ore (KTVZ) -- Here is Deschutes County's weekly road construction update for the week of March 21-27.

Paving of Fryrear Road: US 20 to OR 126 (Sisters Area) – Shoulder repair work will continue Monday, March 22 on Fryrear Road between US 20 and OR 126. There is no work planned for the remainder of the week. Paving is expected to begin Monday, March 29, contingent on weather.

Closure Information – Road users should anticipate single lane closures and delays during work hours and are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.

Tumalo Road/Tumalo Place Intersection Improvement (Deschutes Area) – Paving will begin on the roundabout, Tumalo Road, and Three Sisters Adventist Christian School entrance.  

Closure Information – Road users should anticipate single lane closures and delays during work hours. Tumalo Road traffic will be traveling on a temporary bypass road around the north side of the intersection. Speeds have been reduced to 25 MPH through the work zone. Three Sisters Adventist Christian School access will be maintained via the adjacent driveway to the east.

Central Oregon Irrigation District Pilot Butte Canal Piping (Redmond Area) - Central Oregon Irrigation District’s contractor will finish installing the G-4 lateral pipe and begin repaving the roadway along the northbound shoulder of NE 17th Street.

Closure Information – From Monday, Feb. 22 to Wednesday, March 31, the northbound lane of NE 17th Street will be closed from NE King Way to 500 feet north of NE Yucca Avenue. NE 17th Street will be restricted to one-way, southbound traffic only. Road users heading north should utilize marked detours on NE King Way, NW Canal Blvd. and O’Neil Hwy. (OR370).

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.

Contact the Deschutes County Road Department at (541) 388-6581.

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