Redmond's City Manager says as many as 50,000 visitors could converge on the city the weekend before the eclipse, especially if traffic prevents people from driving to Madras.
ODOT says the Highway 97 project near La Pine will stay on hold until further geotechnical studies can be conducted on the sinking land around the new structure.
Bend's City Manager says there are limitations to how much developers can be forced to do to address future congestion, but the city is trying to mitigate concerns.
The one-mile paved road is expected to cross BLM land near Terrebonne, connecting NW Quail Road to Lower Bridge Road.
Race organizers say they started working on correcting the disparity between men's and women's prize purses three weeks ago, but didn't finalize details until Thursday, following several days of public outcry.