Beginning Monday, August 31, there will be a temporary closure of Iris Lane to the east of US 97 so the approach can be reconstructed to match the widening of the highway. The closure is expected to last a week. Signs will be installed alerting motorists of the closure and to use an alternate route. Emergency services, the US Postal Service, county and city personnel, and residents will be notified in advance.
The $1.1 million US 97 Iris Lane contract was awarded to Hooker Creek Construction of Bend, Oregon in May. Construction began in July and is scheduled to be completed by the middle of October.
There will be no lane closures on US 97 during the day. Motorists can expect ocassional lane closures at night.
For the most current construction news please visit the Region 4 (Central Oregon) Newsroom. For the most current traffic conditions in the project area, visit TripCheck or dial 511.