TERREBONNE, OR -- Deschutes County road crews begin work Monday on C Avenue, for a project designed to improve safety for school children. County Engineer Cody Smith says much of the $397,000 price tag will be covered by a Safe Routes to Schools infrastructure grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation, "To construct new pedestrian facilities, notably sidewalks, along the frontage to Terrebonne Community School, there. So, these sidewalks will tie into existing sidewalks that are located out on Highway 97, which will be improved in the not too distant future, with the Terrebonne Refinement plan project." They'll also work on storm sewers and create more on-street parking.
Smith tells KBND News, "C Avenue, in between US 97 and 6th street will be closed. The road will be open to local traffic, which would just be the residents and/or businesses that are right there within the project limits, but all other traffic will be diverted around the project, on B Avenue." He adds, "[The] Contractor's current schedule shows them being complete by August 13. So, currently, we anticipate the road will be opened back up on August 13."