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It's burned 27 thousand acres to date and is 85 percent contained.

 

U.S. Oregon Senator Ron Wyden met with U.S. Forest Service Officials Tuesday to assess what went right and wrong this season.

 

Senator Wyden says the most obvious take away is that prevention and treatment done in Oregon forests help prevent the fire season from being a much more serious one.

 

46 thousand acres burned in Central Oregon forests this year, which is below normal.

 

Senator Wyden feels we need to do more thinning and prevention work in the forests to prevent bigger fires in the future.

 

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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