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The chief sponsor of an Oregon bill that would dedicate I-84 to Vietnam Vets says local veterans made a big difference in the bill's success. Last week- the bill passed in the senate by a 28 to 0 vote.  Chief sponsor Republican State Senator Tim Knopp of Bend says nearby states may also follow Oregon's lead.

 

“This is one of those things where we have an opportunity to honor those vets from the Viet Nam war. and Oregon can do some amazing things in terms of being able to honor these veterans- and naming i-84 for them i think is exceptional." 

 

Republican State Representative John Huffman of The Dalles is also a sponsor of the bill.  More than 57,000 Oregonians served in the Vietnam war.

 

 

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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