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Central Oregon lawmakers are pushing for almost two million dollars in Lottery bonding authority to finance a growth project at OSU-Cascades.  House Bill 36-27 would pave the way for a new graduate level facility at the school.  “Bend and Central Oregon have been especially hard hit by the recession;” and Representative Jason Conger says this bill will help build a public-private partnership that could spur job creation and help attract new businesses to our area.  The bill would authorize $1.95 million in bonding authority backed by State Lottery revenues dedicated to economic development.  Conger says Central Oregon needs the jobs and the university really needs the classroom space. Under the plan, Bend Research would lease part of the building for a research and development facility. A private donor is coming to the table with $800,000. OSU-Cascades has set aside $1-million for the project.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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