The Oregon Department of Transportation is hoping to start and finish a big project in record time. "It’s no surprise to motorists who travel through the intersection at Third Street and Empire that it needs some help. So, what we're going to do is have our maintenance crews get out and grind out the bad stuff and put down the new stuff. And make the intersection a lot better. You know that's the busiest intersection here on the highway/street system here in Bend." ODOT's Peter Murphy says they are closing the intersection at 6 p.m. tonight and are planning to reopen the intersection by Sunday. Murphy says there will be flaggers in place; but the intersection will be closed from time to time and it's probably the best idea to find another route if you are planning to drive in the area.