Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be replacing the railroad crossing at Baker Road and will close the road for three days, from May 11 through May 13.
Chris Doty with the Deschutes County Road Department says it will be an inconvenience for a couple days.
"There are thousands of residents in Deschutes River Woods who will need to use alternate routes for a few days, and that's a pretty substantial closure," Doty says. "BNSF [Railway] approached the county to assist with this, and we hope it stays within three days so we'll be in and out during a short period of time."
All traffic in and out of Deschutes River Woods, west of Baker Road, will be detoured onto Brookswood Boulevard. The U.S. 97 interchange with Baker Road will not be affected.