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Klamath County announces major road repair projects and closures starting July 8

Klamath Falls, Oregon – Klamath County will have work crews at several locations starting July 8. The county urges motorists to use caution when traveling through these areas and to watch for flaggers. If possible, it is recommended to use alternate routes to ensure the safety of both drivers and work crews.

Chip Seal Crew Schedule

The Chip Seal Crew will be working on the following roads:

  • July 8: Bliss Rd, Sprague River Dr, Williamson River Rd
  • July 9 – 11: Williamson River Rd

Early Morning Broom Crew Schedule

The Early Morning Broom Crew will be active from 4:00 AM, working on:

  • July 9 – 10: Bliss Rd, Sprague River Dr, Williamson River Rd
  • July 11 – 12: Williamson River Rd

Stearns Elementary School Vicinity

In the vicinity of Stearns Elementary School, road and utility work will be conducted on Laverne Avenue from Altamont to Crest. Expect road closures to through traffic and use detour routes as necessary.

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Highway 97 Bridge Replacement

The Highway 97 Bridge Replacement project at Lakeport Boulevard, under the Hwy 97 bridge, will be closed from July 8 to August 15. ODOT’s contractor will demolish the existing bridge and crane in the new bridge beams.

Hill Road Closure for BNSF Crossing Work

Hill Road, near Matney Way, will be closed for BNSF crossing work from July 8 to July 14.

For a detailed map of roads to be chip sealed for the 2024 season, visit the Klamath County Public Works website at Klamath County Public Works Maps.

Traffic Delays and Safety

Flagging stations will be set up at the end of each work zone, with expected delays ranging from 0 to 20 minutes. The goal is to minimize delays for motorists. Other minor work may be occurring throughout the county, but only major items are listed in this announcement. Work schedules may be adjusted due to weather, equipment breakdowns, or material availability. If no work is observed, it may have already been completed or rescheduled.

Motorists are advised to drive slowly through chip seal and paint stripe areas to prevent damage to the newly repaired surfaces and to avoid getting oil or paint on their vehicles.

For any questions regarding the work, please contact the Public Works Department at (541) 883-4696.

Orion Hargrove

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