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The Federation Aviation Administration selected Oregon with Alaska and Hawaii as one of its six drone testing sites.

 

Collins Hemingway lead EDCO's effort to bring drone testing here.

 

"But in some way we've been the little engine that could.  We've been working for four years.  We've gone from being a small player to being one of six major players, after being blessed by the F-A-A.  So in one respect it was very surprising and in another respect it shows it took a lot of work from a lot of people."

 

Hemingway says between 200 and 400 jobs could be coming to the area over the next five years because of the drone testing.

 

The testing is expected to start in the next six months.

 

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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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