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Mount Bachelor has been blessed with a lot of powder this season, and it's having a big impact on skier numbers. “We have about 240 inches of snow to date and we are in the midst of a pretty big dump right now. In terms of snow on the ground, people are getting pretty excited about that. Season Pass sales were up about 6% this year heading into this season.” Mount Bachelor's Andy Goggins says a healthy number of visitors are coming from around the northwest.   Alana Audette of the Central Oregon Visitor's Association says lodging properties have reported an increase of from 2 to 14% as compared to the week before Christmas last year.

 

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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