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Central Oregon Landwatch filed a lawsuit trying to stop the project.

 

Bend Mayor Jim Clinton says the water project has been very contentious over the last year.

 

He believes if they had heard and addressed citizen concerns better -- a lot of the controversy could have been avoided.

 

"And I think its fair to say had the city done that, we wouldn't be in the pickle we are right now.  And I bear some responsibility.  If the city staff had reached out to everybody and made it more of a community decision about the future of the water supply instead of a city project."

 

Clinton is meeting with leaders of the Central Oregon Landwatch, the group that filed the lawsuit to stop the project.

 

He is efforting to reach some kind of middle ground -- so the project can go forward, while addressing their environmental concerns.

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

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • 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.