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Big changes could be coming soon to those caught drinking and driving in Oregon. A State advisory board is seriously thinking about increasing treatment time for first time offenders to 6 months; repeat offenders would spend a year in treatment.  Those proposed requirements would double what is currently mandated.  One criticism of the idea is it could end up costing the State more in the short-term. Jerry Gjesvold of Serenity Lane served on the Governor's Advisory Committee for DUII Legislation for 16 years. He believes this additional early treatment will prevent more costly alcohol and drug problems in the future. “I think it's dollars well spent,  if we can get people turned around, that's the issue. Or the data will not show that until we have it in place over a period of time.” Gjesvold says data shows that one dollar spent in treatment saves $12 to 15 in money not spent on other social services.

 

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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