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Prescribed Fire Along Skyliner’s Road Planned for Wednesday

BEND – Given favorable weather conditions, fuels specialists plan to conduct a 43 acre prescribed fire along Skyliner’s Road near the Skyliner community, approximately 7 miles west of Bend, on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

 

This prescribed burn falls within the boundary of the Greater Bend Community Wildfire Protection Plan and the objective is to reduce hazardous fuels within the wildland urban interface.

 

Ignitions are expected to be completed by mid-afternoon and smoke will be visible from Bend, Pilot Butte, Horse Butte, Sunriver and portions of Highway 97. If smoke drifts on to roads, motorists should slow down, turn on headlights, and proceed with care.  The smoke will dissipate after ignitions have been completed, but smoke could be visible in the burn area for several days. Fuels specialists will be monitoring the burn area until all hot spots are extinguished. No road closures are associated with this burn.

Fuels specialists will follow policies outlined in the Oregon Department of Forestry smoke management plan, which governs prescribed fires, and attempts to minimize impacts to visibility and public health.  Once ignited, units are monitored and patrolled until they are declared out. 

 

No impacts to the City of Bend waterline replacement project are anticipated.

 

For more information, visit the Ochoco/Deschutes website at www.fs.usda.gov/centraloregon  and follow us on twitter @CentralORFire. 

 

 

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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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