The early stages of a major construction project in southwest Bend will start soon.
Starting in the next few weeks, Oregon Department of Transportation crews will be doing sewer work in the Pinebrook and Brookswood Boulevard area. Then after that, the larger distruption starts:
"Then here in a month or 2 we're going to be closing that off bound ramp there for traffic coming from Sunriver or La Pine into Business 97. so people will no longer to make that left hand turn- some detours coming up and we'll be getting some information out to the public."
ODOT Community Relations spokesman Rex Holloway says he is working closely with businesses in that area so they can give their customers advice on ways to navigate the construction work near their stores.