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Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the Week of June 20 – 26

For the Week of June 20 – 26:

  • NW Crossing Drive between NW Labiche Lane and NW Shevlin

Ongoing Closures:

  • Wilson Corridor Improvements Project – Street improvements on Wilson from Second Street to 15th Street. For more information visit the Wilson Project website. This is a multiphase project with various intersections and road closures throughout its entirety.
    • Intersection of SE Wilson Avenue and SE Ninth Street for roundabout construction, full intersection closure with detour through late June 2022 (weather dependent).
  • Newport Corridor Improvements Project – Various intersections along Newport Avenue to be closed due to updates in the water main and stormwater facilities. Road closures related to the project listed […]
June 17th, 2022|Categories: Transportation|

Open House for the Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings Feasibility Study

The City invites members of the community to an open house on Wednesday, June 22, to learn about the Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings Feasibility Study. The purpose of this study is to identify what’s possible for new and improved crossings of the U.S. Highway 97 Bend Parkway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad for walking and bicycling in Bend’s Midtown. This study will look at three crossing locations: Greenwood, Hawthorne and Franklin avenues.

Wednesday, June 22, 5-7 p.m.

Open Space Event Studios, 220 NE Lafayette Ave.

The open house will include an overview of the project, design concepts, timelines and an opportunity to speak to the project team. This study is […]

June 16th, 2022|Categories: Land Use, News, Transportation|

Midtown Pedestrian and Bicycle Crossings Project

This project will identify opportunities to improve east west connectivity through safer walking and biking connections in the Central Core area of Bend.


The purpose of this project is to identify improvement opportunities at three locations including two existing undercrossings of the U.S. 97 Parkway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad as well as the potential for a new overcrossing over the railroad and parkway on Hawthorne Avenue. Potential locations include:

  • Greenwood Corridor & Undercrossing
  • Franklin Corridor & Undercrossing
  • Hawthorne Key Walking/Biking Route – Potential Overcrossing

https://www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/what-s-being-built/midtown-ped-bike-crossings

June 12th, 2022|Categories: News, Transportation|

Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the Week of June 13 – 19

For the Week of June 13 – 19:

  • Admiral Way between Reed Market Road and Greenmont Drive for gravity sewer installation as part of the Septic to Sewer Conversion Program, full road closure with local access provided. 6/14/22 – Fall 2022. For more information, visit bendoregon.gov/admiral-king-jehu.

Ongoing Closures:

  • Wilson Corridor Improvements Project – Street improvements on Wilson Avenue from Second Street to 15th Street. For more information visit the Wilson Project website. This is a multiphase project with various intersections and road closures throughout its entirety.
    • Intersection of SE Wilson Avenue and SE Ninth Street for roundabout construction, full intersection closure with detour through […]
June 12th, 2022|Categories: News, Transportation|

Bend City Councilors Fill Two Vacancies

Bend City Councilors appointed Stephen Sehgal and Mo Mitchell to fill two Council vacancies at a June 9 meeting.

Stephen Sehgal, who has worked as a Victim Advocate for Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office since 2019, volunteers on the District Attorney Office’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion team and is a member of the City’s Human Right and Equity Commission.

To the question “Why are you interested in serving on the City Council?” Sehgal wrote: “I believe a City Council member should be a passionate advocate and representative of the public they are serving. They should be someone who has compassion, listening and communication skills, knowledge of the city, and understands the community […]

June 12th, 2022|Categories: News|
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