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You know Christmas is right around the corner when the forest service begins to issue permits for Christmas tree cutting. Forest Service spokesperson Lisa Clark says many families make their annual tree choice a family affair. But, she says there are some restrictions.  "We ask that there's a maximum of 5 trees per household. And there are some restrictions on how big the tree is and where you can get it with respect to highways and waterways. All that information is provided at the time that your purchase your permit. But it's a great opportunity to get out in the woods and really make that Christmas tradition part of your own." Clark says that you should research weather and road conditions before heading out. Make sure you know where you are going and let others know as well. Take plenty of water, a first aid kit and a cell phone. There are several places to purchase your permit; you can find them at the Forest Service website:  http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/centraloregon/news/2010/index.shtml.

 

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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