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Finding affordable daycare can be challenging in Deschutes County, so the Deschutes County Commission on Children and Families is looking for input. They will be conducting a survey of employers and employees during December and January to find out what issues exist and how the county can help. Mary Lorence says the purpose of the survey is to educate the community. “For childcare providers and people who work in the field, they usually have low wages and long hours and it costs a lot for parents, so it's kind of a struggle.” Some of the companies that have agreed to the survey are T-Mobile and Deschutes County employees.

 

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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:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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