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U.S. 97: Road Weather Management

Construction Phase

Region 4: Central Oregon (Bend, La Pine, Deschutes)

​​​​​​​​​​​​Installation of road and weather information system,  speed sensors, travel time readers and changeable message signs to provide ODOT's TripCheck system additional traveler information.

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Construction Impacts

Construction activities for the project are expected to consist of single lane closures and periodic 20 minute limited duration closures (stop and hold) with a two-way release. Based on traffic volume trends and differences in road characteristic, the project was split into two sections. The first 6 sites closer to Bend (MP 143.68 – 152.75) were labeled the “Northern Portion" of the project and the last site near La Pine (MP 164.17) was labeled the “Southern Portion" of the project.

Meetings and Events


​Bid let - April 15, 2021

Construction - November, 2021



This project entails Installation of Road and Weather Information system (RWIS), speed sensors, travel time readers and changeable message signs at seven locations between the cities of Bend and La Pine to improve safety along the U.S. 97 corridor,

The equipment associated with this project will also be used to provide ODOT’s TripCheck system with additional traveler information that can be used by motorists and online users alike.

These improvements are consolidated into both the northbound and southbound direction of U.S. 97, and these will provide additional information about travel times and conditions.

This is the first section of a broader plan to extend the intelligent Road Weather Information System (RWIS) to Chemult​ and Spring Creek Hill.


U.S. 97 |

​Seven sites between the cities of Bend and La Pine at MPs 143.68, 145.98, 146.56, 149.63, 152.75, and 164.17. 

Cost and Funding

​$2.4 million


​​The primary goal of this project is to improve safety throughout the U.S.  97 corridor by providing motorists with lighted, up-to-date information about weather conditions, travel times, crash alerts, and speed reductions. These signs will collect and transmit information to ODOT's TripCheck system.

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Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Construction Project Manager
Bill Martin

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Last Updated

3/23/2023 2:09 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
21501_US97_RoadWeatherManagement_PIP.pdfproject information paper
21501_vicinity_map.jpgVicinity map of project
21501_RoadWeatherManagement_PIP.pdfOne sheet project information paper