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Big Highway Project Coming Soon to Sisters


A Big highway project is coming soon to Sisters.  Peter Murphy with the Oregon Department of Transportation says like the just revamped road to Mount Bachelor, the highway in Sisters needs work. 
 
Crews just finished repaving Century Drive.
 
"we've kind of reached the same status on highway 20 in sisters as we had up on the mountain - the road bed itself has deteriorated to the point that it's falling apart- and what we intend to do as an agency is to get back into the roadway and take it all the way down-to dirt and then re-build it all the way back up."
 
Peter Murphy says as part of the construction they will also do a "street scape" in Sisters and want to hear from the public on how people would like it to turn out.
 
 "there are opportunities to do what's called "street scape" in the area- we've done this in other places- here in central oregon up in maupin- we did it there - and in culver and in jacksonville in the southern part of the state, too."
 
Murphy says they've already asked for community feedback and have met with business and city leaders.  Now, they want to talk about their plans with the general public.  A meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 17th at 5:30 at City Hall. 
 
Murphy was a guest Thursday on 1110 KBND's Your Town.  You can listen to the entire interview on the KBND website under the Podcast section.
 
Oregon Department of Transportation officials will then forward the top ideas to the Sisters City Council for consideration.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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