For those of you who have been waiting for McKenzie Pass to open we have good news. The McKenzie Pass Highway west of Sisters will officially open to all traffic Friday. ODOT says this ends the longest seasonal closure of the highway since it was carved through the Cascades. Oregon Highway 242 always closes due to winter snows; and O-DOT spokesman Peter Muprhy says the opening at 8 a.m. on Friday will mark one of the later openings, but not the very latest, which occurred on July 29, 1999. Motorists driving on the curvy road need to be aware of bicyclists and pedestrians on the roadway and take proper precautions.