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It’s the second consecutive year Oregon’s timber export numbers have risen.  Asian markets are demanding more from Oregon loggers.   Harvests were low at 2.75-billion board feet after the 2008 housing collapse.  But in 2010, the industry posted a gain, up 32% from last year. And in 2011, another gain of 32%.  The Oregon Forestry Department's top economist attributes the gains to an active export market to eastern Asia especially China; noting the U.S. housing market continues to be slow in recovery from the crash. But even with the increases, were far from the record high from 1988, when nearly five billion board feet was harvested. About 49% of Oregon is forested.  That's more than 30-million acres.

 

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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.

 
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