• Highway 20 closure will temporarily limit options between valley and central Oregon

    Posted on in category LocaltaggedClosures , ODOT , Oregon , Roads

    Closures on Highway 20 will temporarily limit travel between Central Oregon and the valley. Learn more here.

    The Oregon Department of Transportation is warning drivers of an upcoming closure of U.S. Highway 20 between the Willamette Valley and Central Oregon. A three-mile section about 27 miles east of Sweet Home and 19 miles west of Santiam Junctions will be closed to traffic from Sept. 9 to Sept. 22.

    During the shutdown, crews will build a retaining wall and repair damage caused by a landslide. The detours are lengthy and involve either Oregon Highway 22 to the north, or Oregon Highway 126 to the south. Both detour routes re-join Highway 20 just…

  • Deschutes County begins Skyliners Road chip-sealing, assures cyclists the bike lanes get smoother treatment

    Posted on in category Positive NewstaggedCycling , Deschutes , ODOT , Roads

    Chip-sealing will take place on eight miles of Skyliners Road. Read more here.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Deschutes County began a chip-sealing project on about eight miles of Skyliners Road west of Bend on Wednesday, and an official assured concerned cyclists that the bike lane is getting a different treatment that won’t leave it too rough for safe cycling.

    Some cyclists and others expressed their concerns on a comment thread on Reddit’s Bend subreddit on Wednesday (warning: some graphic language) upon learning of the project, one of several chip-sealing projects the county is undertaking this summer.

    But Chuck Schutte, operations manager for the Deschutes County Road Department, said chip-sealing only will be…

  • Deschutes County road construction update: Week of May 22-28

    Posted on in category Localtaggedbend , Construction , Deschutes , Local , Roads

    Here’s a quick road construction update for May 22-28.

    BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Here is Deschutes County’s road construction update for the week of May 22-28.

    2022 Guardrail Improvements (Sunriver Area) – Guardrail replacement work will be occurring on Cottonwood Road and Solar Drive. Work will include removal of existing guardrail and installation of new guardrail in the vicinity of the BNSF Railroad overcrossing on Cottonwood Road and the Solar Drive Bridge. Road users should anticipate single lane closures facilitated by flaggers and delays of up to 20 minutes during work hours.  Work hours are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).

    Chip Seal (Bend Area) – Deschutes County crews will be chip sealing the following roads (weather permitting):

    Dodds Road…