Jarod Opperman / The Bulletin The roundabout on Brookswood Boulevard opened a day ahead of schedule Thursday. The project had snarled traffic in the area since it began in late May.
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Life in southwest Bend disrupted by construction
Andy Tullis/ The Bulletin An overview of the new roundabout construction at the intersection of Brookswood and Murphy in Bend Wednesday morning 8-12-15. According to Peter Murphy, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation in Bend, this roundabout will be open Sept 5th, and at that time, work will be on the connection of this roundabout to the new Murphy Rd. bridge.
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Higher speed limit no simple change
Jarod Opperman / The Bulletin Russ Boyett, a truck driver from Spokane, Washington, stands near his truck, outside Gordyís Truck Stop in La Pine on Wednesday. Boyett welcomes higher speed limits on Oregonís rural highways. Cars on highways outside cities will be allowed to drive 65 mph and trucks 60 mph. ěI think it is a long time due because everyone drives that kind of speed anyway,î he says.
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County, city fight surging asphalt prices
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin file photo Employees of Deschutes County Road Department, chip seal the surface of NE 17th St near the intersection of NE Wilcox Ave in Terrebonne in June.
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Running into roadblocks?
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Paving the way
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Road crews work with tight window for chip seal projects
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Employees of Deschutes County Road Department, chip seal the surface of NE 17th St near the intersection of NE Wilcox Ave in Terrebonne Wednesday afternoon..
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Woman waits 7 years? for safer crossing
Andy Tullis / The Bulletin Nancy Stevens, right, and her 4-year-old Yellow Lab, Abby, lead a group of friends across the new crosswalk at the intersection of NE Daggett Lane and Wells Acres Road in Bend on Tuesday. Stevens first contacted the city about the intersection seven years ago.
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Bend?s roadwork needs: $80M
Joe Kline / Bulletin file photo Work is done last fall on the overpass above U.S. 97 as part of the Murphy Road extension project. The state paid $25 million toward the project as part of its last major transportation improvements package. Lawmakers are currently trying to come up with a transportation funding deal with at most six weeks left in the current session.
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An uptick in truck traffic on U.S. Highway 97
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin Jason Streeter works on attaching his truck to a semitrailer last week at the Oak Harbor Freight Lines terminal in Bend. More and more trucks hauling freight are traveling on U.S. Highway 97, according to ODOT numbers.