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Hundreds of people turned out to voice their opinions on putting the new expanded campus on Bend's west side.

 

Former Bend Mayor and OSU Board President Oran Teater was among more than 25 people who spoke in support of the proposed location at the corner of Chandler and Mt. Washington.

 

"I question our opponents who believe the college will impact their quality of life.  I have lived on Awbrey Butte for 15 years within a couple blocks of COCC and I have never had any incident near our property."

 

The public hearings officer listened to more than two hours of proponents of the OSU site.

 

He just started listening to opponents when time ran out.   Westside resident Fred Gemkey spoke against the site.

 

"As shown in this aerial photo, you can see this land is commercially exploited and environmentally ravaged as any property in Bend.  As a result, the area adjacent to it is hostile and toxic to the campus and it should be avoided."

 

Opponents will continue their testimony Wednesday morning.

 

The public hearings officer is expected to take all the testimony under consideration and will make a recommendation in three weeks on whether to approve or deny the site application, possibly with conditions. 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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