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The Bend City Council agreed to allow "sharing" of some Public Works equipment, staff and services with Deschutes County and other jurisdictions.

 

Public Works Director Paul Rheault says they have been doing some sharing over this year and it's been very successful; he gives an example of what was done in cooperation with the county. "They've been very helpful, easy to work with. We’ve done staff training on major pieces of equipment. We actually have a striper that we used to stripe the roads. It gets very limited use; it's just a certain time of year, it sits a lot, so we're looking at maybe taking that vehicle on the road for a fee, and maybe painting some stripes, doing some striping for other communities."

 

Rheault says there are a lot of maintenance projects where the city and county could share equipment and staff, as well as nearby jurisdictions.

 

The sharing that was done this year was on a "courtesy" basis; but all  jurisdictions agree that a fee schedule needs to be developed for the future.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)