Dangerous intersections near Metolius will be closing permanently Wednesday. Learn more here.
Three intersections on Highway 97 near Metolius in Jefferson County that have a history of serious and deadly crashes is being permanently closed Wednesday.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is shutting down SW Bear Drive and Eureka Lane at US 97. ODOT said poor visibility and the fact the intersections are at the end of a passing lane have made the intersections especially dangerous.
A concrete barrier will be installed where Bear Drive meets the highway.
The closure will mean changes for…