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Issues involving the cycling community will be addressed at the First Annual Tri-County Bicycle and Pedestrian Summit in Black Butte Ranch Tuesday.  Committee organizer Cheryl Howard says many subjects will be discussed; such as problems when road maintenance or improvements make dangerous situations for the cyclists. "In the past, there were situations where the chip sealing projects were not great for the cyclist. And so we're looking at the methodology; smaller rock sizes. Maybe we roll the bike lanes a couple of times. But those things that kind of balance out how those roadways operate for everyday users who bike to work rather than drive their car."

 

Howard says the Deschutes County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee works with all municipalities to help design road projects and programs that will help the cycling and walking public stay safe and improve conditions.  The Tri-County Summit is Tuesday at the Black Butte Ranch from 1o a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

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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