Right of way to the Murphy Road corridor was obtained by the City of Bend in the 1990s. Modernization upgrades are planned for the stretch between Parrell and Brosterhous and construction of the extension of Murphy Road will stretch between Brosterhous and Murphy Road.
Plans are expected to be completed by January 2019 under a design-build model. The City has committed to an overpass traversing the BNSF railway and a roundabout is likely at the intersections on 15th Street and Brosterhous. Other features, like bike routes, are still being considered (Parks are discussing a possible alternate bike path nearby to serve the future school complex and surrounding areas).
The project is currently expected to last through 2021.
We encourage you to keep in mind that a new park and two new schools will be built nearby on 15th Street and that any future development in SE Bend will make this connection vital. Stay tuned for more ways to participate in the public comment process on all of these interconnected projects.
Learn more at the Murphy Corridor Project website or contact the team at 541-322-9919.