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US 97: Redmond Reroute
Redmond Reroute opened in 2008
The Redmond Reroute opened in the spring of 2008 and was completed in the fall of 2008.
 
The diagrams below show the north and south connections to the Reroute from US 97.
 
All lanes opened on the Reroute
 

Redmond Reroute
The Redmond Reroute was opened in the Spring of 2008.
Project Location:
The new US 97 Reroute alignment runs between the Central Oregon Irrigation District’s Pilot Butte Canal and the BNSF Railroad on the east side of Redmond, from just north of Veteran’s Way on the south end to just south of the O’Neil Highway junction on the north end.
 
Project Description:
The project increased the north/south highway capacity and reduced congestion and travel delays on the Fifth/Sixth street couplet in downtown Redmond. The new alignment improved freight mobility and freight access to future industrial developments in Redmond, while minimizing the number of heavy trucks traveling through downtown.

The project included piping nearly one and one-half miles of COID main canal (finished summer 2005); building off-system improvements to the local grid system (NW Seventh, NE Second and NE Ninth streets, completed summer 2005); relocating the PPL main power substation (by summer 2006); constructing the Maple-Negus Bridge, which spans N. Canal Boulevard, the canal, the reroute, and the railroad (completed in late 2006); and building the reroute mainline and north interchange (completed in late 2008). 
 
Funding:
$14.8 Million  City (Urban Renewal & System Development Charges)
$16.0 Million  Fedederal Earmark (TEA-21 & SAFETEA-LU)
$36.6 Million  State (OTIA III)
$0.90 Million  State (Local Street Network Program)
$22.4 Million  STIP Allocation to ODOT Region 4 (Mix of Federal/State gas tax funding)
 
$90.7 Million Total
  
 
Contact Information:
Rick Williams    
ODOT Project Leader
541-388-6458
Richard.L.Williams@odot.state.or.us