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Do you like the new changes to Highway 97?
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Do you like the new changes to Highway 97?

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

I know its a mess now but the end result will be worth it.

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Steven Huillet
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Steven Huillet

The 97 project will be a huge improvement when finished. However the new roundabout project in Sisters is terrible! Instead of having two lanes coming into Sisters with the right only turn lane, we now have everyone merging into one lane before the roundabout. The traffic flow is 10 times worse!

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Duane Wyman
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Duane Wyman

Your question is a leading question? Most folks don'te embrace change easily. In the long-term it will help the North side be safe and navigable for the next several years; especially as Costco & Fred Meyer join the mix. Everyone knows congestion and traffic in Bend is exploding - suck it up.

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

It might help with traffic but there is no signage

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NO

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Logan Uecker
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Logan Uecker

I work at Lowe’s part time and I straight up got lost the first time. I’ve been so used to just going straight down 97 and before I knew it I was on my way to Redmond. To not be late for work I had to pull a u-turn and I’ve seen lots of people doing the same which is unsafe. There is no signage

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k san
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k san

They MOST DEFINITELY should have taken into account that many drivers want to get to the shopping center, and they cannot. Going 3 miles into Redmond is NOT the answer! I totally understand cars making dangerous turnarounds to get around this failure to account for an exit at the shopping center!!

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Ceecee Clark
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Ceecee Clark

Whoever designs these highway changes needs to go back to school. The bypass in Redmond was stupid too. And I really dislike the round abouts everywhere, especially the area coming from Sisters to Bend. I do like the artwork, but you only get a few seconds to enjoy it or have an accident.

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William Settle
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William Settle

bend already has a costco. the number of businesses that became instantly inaccessible by adding 6 miles of additional, unnecessary drive time is both disturbing and concerning. not to mention the amount of u-turning happening on a busy highway as a result.

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Do you think the pilot project will make Greenwood safer for everyone?
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107 Votes

Do you think the pilot project will make Greenwood safer for everyone?

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Do you think the changes to the Fairwell Festival will help traffic this year?

Do you think the changes to the Fairwell Festival will help traffic this year?

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NO

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Melissa Howiler
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Melissa Howiler

Traffic is traffic so there's not much any of us can do anything about it

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steven
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steven

Of course not. If it did, how would Mayor McCheese justify the millions he wants to spend on building a road to benefit his developer patrons.

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Randy Curths
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Randy Curths

The infrastructure and the systems for Pretty much anything are so backward in Central Oregon That I don't have a lot of optimism even something as simple as traffic in and out of an event

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Randy Curths
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Randy Curths

I hate to say it, But like thousands of people in Central Oregon I moved here to 10 years ago, In Central Oregon is "behind the times" About 20 years, I don't mean to sound mean because the people are typically wonderful But they're just stupid

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Latterdaysaint
Latterdaysaint

So what do they need to do?

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