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State officials will be in Bend Wednesday to personally look into claims by a water usage watch dog group that the City is illegally taking water from the Bridge Creek Watershed. “We do some background check information, fact finding. Meet with the City and determine you know exactly what is going on. What their City is capable of. Learn from the City why and how they are operating it to determine why things are occurring the way they are.” Kyle Gorman is a Regional Manager for the Oregon Water Resources Department. "Water Watch" claims the City is wasting water by running the Bridge Creek pipeline full and discharging some of that directly into Tumalo Creek without using it. City officials claim they need to run the pipeline at capacity to prevent damage to the aging pipeline. Bend City Water officials say part of the investigation includes snowmobiling into the water shed. 

 

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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