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City Manager Eric King says while they are talking about major traffic improvements in Bend at a special workshop tonight; that doesn't mean the City won't also take care of the regular maintenance that potholes require. Eric King was a guest on KBND's “Your Town” this morning. He says the City gets a lot of citizen feedback on the problem of potholes: “This is the time of year when we get, with the freezing and thawing that we're going to get the potholes.  Especially with the roundabouts in tow, where you have a lot of turning movements,  you have a lot of pressure. I think we've learned some things as we've designed those roundabouts: that we might look at using a different material that just a little more durable than standard asphalt to be able to minimize the amount of potholes with roundabouts."  When potholes come up its hard to get out right away to fix the potholes because the asphalt plants close down for the winter. He says they can probably tackle it in April.

 

 

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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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