- Associated Press - Saturday, March 15, 2014

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A 5.5-mile asphalt path linking Sunriver and the Lava Lands Visitor Center is under construction near Bend.

The Bend Bulletin (https://is.gd/HmTNME ) reports pedestrians and bicyclists are the target users for the path that will include a spur gong to the Benham East Day Use Area.

Deschutes National Forest spokeswoman Jean Nelson-Dean says a project goal is to provide more ways to get to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

Construction also includes the installation of railroad crossing gates and lights at a crossing along Benham Falls Road, as well as directional signs along the route

The $1.85 million project should be done by October.


Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com

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