CENTRAL OREGON -- ODOT is busy on projects to keep drivers here in Central Oregon both safe and sane. The Department’s Peter Murphy spoke to our newsroom about a welcome upgrade to traffic signals along US 97 from the north end of Bend through Redmond. Murphy says drivers who become frustrated when sitting at a red light while no one is going in the direction of the green light, can relax. New software allows traffic lights to adjust so drivers don’t have to wait unnecessarily. Murphy says ODOT is also in the final phases of an under-crossing project in Gilchrist to lessen vehicle-animal collisions.