BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – This is the Oregon Department of Transportation Region 4 construction update for the week of April 12-16.

ODOT is committed to a safe and efficient transport system. ODOT invests in Oregon’s future through road improvement projects. The following projects are located in ODOT’s Region 4, which spans central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades.

All work is weather dependent and schedules are subject to change.

Crook County

US 26: Ochoco Highway, Prineville Rails to Trails project (MP 19.4 – MP 19.7).

The contractor carries out various clean-up work.

Deschutes County

US 97: S Century Drive to the USFS border (MP 153.11-MP 156.26) The contractor will carry out bridge work for the new alignment to the north. They will also close the northbound fast lane from MP 154.5-153.5 to move material north to the new filling station. No traffic delays are expected.

US 97: Nels Anderson Place-Romaine-Dorfweg (Bend Parkway Repaving

Tuesday April 13th – Thursday April 15th – The contractor carries out phase 2 of phase 1. NB Closure: US 97 Northbound will be closed from Exit 141 (Murphy Rd.) To Exit 139 (Reed Market Rd.). All NB traffic will be diverted onto US 97 Business Route (3rd Street) and diverted north to Reed Market Rd. Here, travelers can regain access to US 97 via the US 97 NB driveway on Reed Market Rd.

All closings and work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., with the exception of single-lane closings from Friday to Saturday.

Harney / Lake counties

US395: Big Stick – Alkalisee, Lakeview, Lakeview-Burns Highway (MP 15.43 – MP46.93. Work is scheduled to begin April 19, 2021.

Hood River County

I-84: Hood River Eastbound & Westbound Bridges Project, I-84 (MP 63.9-64.42) The crew will complete the steel reinforcement and place cover concrete on Thursday April 15th. Flaggers will temporarily cease traffic on the I-84 Milepost 63 driveway in an easterly direction to allow construction vehicles to access the work zone. Watch out for crews working behind barriers and under the bridge deck. The traffic is two-lane in a westerly direction and one-lane in an easterly direction. The speed reduction takes place at 80 km / h in the entire work zone.

Jefferson County
and CTWS reservation

US 26: Warm Springs Safety Corridor (MP 103.02-MP111.16). The contractor carries out excavation and earthworks. The motorway is reduced to one lane, which is controlled by flags and a pilot car. Traffic can expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

Klamath County

OR39: Crest St. – Madison St., Klamath Falls, MP2.99-MP4.26) Survey, excavation, sidewalk and signaling work is scheduled Monday through Friday during the day. Expect minor delays.

Lake County

US395: Cogswell Creek and Crooked River Drainage Project, Freemont Highway (MP 130.40 & MP 152.26 and MP 230.58 & MP 152.45) No work expected this week.

US395 & OR140 (Lakeview) ADA curb ramps (MP 142.62-MP 144.06) No work expected this week.

Sherman County

US 97: Rockfall Project (US 97 / Sherman Highway Milepost 0.87-3.69) Material removal, construction of access roads and drilling are taking place throughout the project area. Flaggers move traffic through the work zone during the day. Expect a 20 minute delay. The blasting takes place on Monday and Wednesday at Milepost 3.3 with delays of 20 minutes or less.

Wasco County (OR) / Klickitat (WA)

The Dalles (Columbia River) Bridge Project (US 197 (WA) Milepost 0.57-OR Milepost 0.61-I-84 (OR) Milepost 100.6-102.2). The construction workers will work overnight. Expect delays of up to 20 minutes during the night hours as flaggers control traffic over the bridge. Most of the work will be carried out under the bridge and will include the installation of scaffolding.

Wheeler County

US26: Bridge Creek Bridge Project (US 26 / Ochoco Highway, Milepost 64.91-65.19) All construction is off-road. The bypass dam will be completed, the bypass bridge installation is expected to be completed by Wednesday, and paving will follow at the end of next week. Expect possible delays of up to 20 minutes on flags as vehicles enter and exit the lane.