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The Deshcutes County Commissioners heard a presentation by the head of the Deschutes County Road Department Monday.

 

They are recommending a roundabout be put in to help slow down traffic and reduce the severity of crashes there.

 

Commissioner Tammy Baney is happy something is finally being done to make the dangerous intersection safer.

 

"I'm excited.  I was raised in this area and I drove this section every day.  If this was twenty years ago, you would be hearing from my Dad.  A signal doesn't seem feasible.  A roundabout makes the most sense, but it will be different.  It will mean you can't go 65 mph into an intersection."

 

The rural roundabout to be built there would be larger than an urban roundabout and would accommodate trucks and RV's.

 

These roundabouts must slow traffic  down before it approaches the roundabout and they do that through signs and appraoch curves.

 

It's hoped the roundabout will go out to bid next spring and will be constructed during the summer and fall of 2015.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

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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