Bad road in Oregon (Oregon DOT)
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Four small communities in our region in Eastern Oregon will have some better roads and sidewalks soon, thanks to a new fund for projects.

  $6.1 million in funding set aside statewide

According to information released Thursday by the Oregon State Department of Transportation:

  "Small City Allotment Advisory Committee approved the latest round of recommendations in the 2023 Small City Allotment program. The approved 27 projects range from adding sidewalks to chip-sealing roads, from paving city streets to improving intersections – all in communities with populations of 5,000 or less."

 The project is divided into 4 regions, one of them covering Eastern and Northeastern Oregon.

The towns that will each be receiving $250,000 for sidewalk, road, and other travel-related repairs are Rufus, Pilot Rock, Elgin, and John Day.

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The project is part of the Small City Allotment program, which grew out of legislation in 2017, designed to help smaller communities.

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