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Many of us have cabin fever from the long winter, and now it’s easier to hit the open road up on the popular Cascade Lakes Highway. Tuesday, crews opened the gates to the highway at noon. It's been a long winter, and Deschutes County spokesperson Anna Johnson says the route is always pristine, but with 6-7 foot snow banks, it may be a little bit more of a mountain adventure than usual right now: “They need to remember that the trailheads around Cascade Lakes Highway, as well as the campgrounds and the parking areas may be covered with snow and ice so don't get y our hopes up too much. There is some access, but it's not 100%.”

And with all of that snowmelt, the County also warns you to watch for wet pavement and icy roads.

 

 

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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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