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Bend Transportation Engineer Robin Lewis is going before the Oregon Speed Zone Review Panel in Salem on Thursday to ask th m to decrease the speed on 27th Street between Bear Creek and Reed Market Road.

 

"On 27th, the speed is currently is 45 mph and we would like it reduced to 35 mph -- primarily because of the rear end crashes we're seeing.  People don't have a left turn lane, so when they stop to turn left especially if there's traffic coming from the other way, they  are getting rear ended at very high speeds."

 

The city is also seeking to decrease the speed on Eagle Road form 40 to 30 miles per hour --because that road too doesn't have a left turn lane and there are a lot of residences off that road.

 

The state panel is expected to rule on the request immediately following the meeting Thursday afternoon.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

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.

 
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