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Environmental group "Landwatch of Central Oregon" again sued trying to stop the project saying it would hurt the wetlands and fish and decrease the water in the Tumalo Creek.

 

Last year  this same judge imposed an injunction to stop the project while she investigated whether it would harm the environment.

 

The city and Forest Service then resubmitted a new plan to meet some of Landwatch's concerns.

 

The two sides have been meeting in recent weeks  trying to reach an agreement on going forward.  

 

Judge Aiken instructed the two sides to continue meeting to try and work out their differences.

 

But her decision means that the city's water project can move forward -- especially the pipe installment that the city is trying to coordinate with the work being done on Skyliners road -- so the road won't have to be torn up twice.

Traffic

 

 

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

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • 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.