The search is on for the perfect Christmas tree. Chal Landgren, at Oregon State University, says they think they found it in Turkey. It's called a Trojan Fir. It's a tree with several benefits. “That means they use fewer pesticides; they also aren't prone to root rot like the Nobel Fir.” They'll plant these new trees and watch their growth over several years to see whether they'd make a good replacement for the Noble Fir.
Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
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.