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Oregon’s public university commencement ceremonies are this weekend. There are more grads than ever before. Enrollment has grown, and more Oregon public university students are grabbing their degrees. Di Saunders with the Oregon University system says there are nearly 18,900 grads this year; but it took many of them a little more than five years to get the job done. Portland State University produced the most graduates this year; more than 5900. Eastern Oregon University has 705.  The schools expect the numbers to grow significantly over the next three to five years as students who returned to school instead of finding work during recession finish their studies.

 

 

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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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