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Deschutes County Commissioners have okayed a $900,000 loan to help pay for a jail remodeling project.  “In 1994 the average daily population was 80. Today it's more than 200. When you have that many people in a facility, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The building will become worn and improvements will have to be made. We have identified four or five projects we would like to do in the jail.”   Sheriff Larry Blanton says the loan is coming from a Sheriff’s Office Contingency Fund and the plan is to pay it back by selling real estate the County owns. Blanton says those projects include more space in the lunchroom, relocating a supervisor's office, adding more room for storing food for the inmates and evidence.   The County will soon be advertising for construction bids on this project.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

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.

 
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