Region 4 Weekly Construction Report

Week of Feb.1-5, 2021

For information contact:

Richard Swart, Community Affairs Coordinator



The Oregon Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, efficient transportation system. ODOT invests in Oregon’s future through roadway improvement projects. The following projects are located within ODOT’s Region 4 encompassing Central Oregon from The Dalles to Klamath Falls on the east side of the Cascades.


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

Crook County

U.S. 26: Prineville Rails to Trails, Ochoco Highway, MP 19.4-MP19.7) Knife River will be removing existing concrete sidewalk and ramps. The contractor will also be constructing new concrete sidewalk and ramps. No impacts to traffic are anticipated.

Deschutes County

U.S. 97: S Century Drive to USFS border (MP 153.11-MP 156.26) The contractor for this project, High Desert Aggregate and Paving, will be performing bridge work for the new northbound alignment.

Harney/Lake counties

US395: Big Stick – Alkali Lake, Lakeview, Lakeview-Burns Highway (MP 15.43- MP46.93. Work is scheduled to start in April 2021.

Hood River County

I-84: Hood River Eastbound & Westbound Bridges project, I-84 (MP 63.9-64.42) Continuing installation of temporary access and containment underneath EB bridge. Traffic is now in 2-lane WB configuration, with a single lane EB. Speed reduction is in place, 50 mph through work zone.

Lake County

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

Sherman County

U.S. 97: Rockfall Project (U.S.97/Sherman Highway milepost 0.87-3.69) Drilling and blasting to occur at MP 0.8, flagging to stop traffic during blasting operation, with delays of up to 20 min. Crew will also continue pioneering road for construction access at MP 0.8. Expected to start road pioneering and drilling later in the week at MP 3.2.

Wasco County (OR)/Klickitat (WA)

The Dalles (Columbia River) Bridge Project (U.S. 197 (WA) milepost 0.57-OR milepost 0.61-I-84 (OR) milepost 100.6-102.2). Work expected to begin early 2021.

Wheeler County

U.S.26: Bridge Creek Bridge Project (U.S. 26/Ochoco Highway, milepost 64.91-65.19) Work expected to begin in April.