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For Immediate Release: June 23, 1959

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has awarded an $83,305 contract for grading and surfacing 8.25 miles of roadway on the Klamath Indian Reservation in southern Oregon, the Department of the Interior announced today.

The work will be the last involved in a program of more than 80 miles of new and reconstructed roads being built by the Indian Bureau in preparation for final termination of Federal responsibilities on the reservation under the Klamath Termination Act. Under an agreement between the United States and Klamath County, the roads are being built to county standards and will be taken over by the county for maintenance upon completion.

Under the contract announced today, the work will be done on what is known as the Bray Mill-Lone Pine road approximately six miles northeast of Chiloquin, Oregon. The improvement is important to the reservation area for timber access and fire protection as well as for general transportation.

The work will be performed by Beaver Excavating Company, Gresham, Oregon, whose bid was the lowest of four received. Bids ranged to a high of $105,000.