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State Representative Gene Whisnant of Sunriver says he's a “no” vote on any bills that ban studded tires or try to add taxes or fees to users.  Currently, there are three bills that deal with studded tires and their damage to the roads and highways in Oregon.

 

"I'll be opposing those-i don't know- maybe we need to make a geographic restrcition- i hear people driving down the streets in salem and portland with studs and it doesn't make sense...but for people in central oregon it does provide safety and i'll be opposing any fee increase.”

 

Oregon Department of Transportation's Peter Murphy says they see about $40 million to $50 million of damage on our highway system because of studded tires

Traffic

 

 

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

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.