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The Alder Springs Fire has grown to well over 600 acres. Bill Queen is the Public Information Officer for the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch: "Current estimate is between 650 and 700 acres. The fire is burning in a mosaic of grass, shrubs and scattered timber. While several private ranches and Crooked River Ranch remain threatened to the east, initial attack efforts have prevented any loss of structures." Queen says they are planning more aerial reconnaissance today to better map the fire and survey any fire closure needs. Right now, the Alder Springs Trailhead and trail and Forest Road 6360 are closed.  Unseasonable high temperatures and low humidity caused the fire to spread quickly yesterday, and today's weather is predicted to be the same.

 

 

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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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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