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The latest numbers are 50 thousand people have been signed up, plus 100-thousand more through the Oregon Health Plan.

 

Workers continue to try and get the website fully operational. 

 

The last two months the website has had plenty of technical problems.

 

But some people aren't surprised, like Linda Hendrix who was signing up for healthcare at the recent application fair in Bend.

 

"This is a huge thing.  Maybe if they started eons ago before insurance companies got involoved.  This is to be expected.  There's going to be tons of bugs.  It's going to take time."

 

Last week, the Director  of Cover Oregon, Rocky King resigned.

 

He's been on medical leave for the last couple months.

 

The search for a new permanent director is expected to start soon.  Dr. Bruce Goldberg, the head of the Oregon Health Authority is filling in on an interim basis.

 

 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

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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