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- Mar 22
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- Mar 23
North Area Sewer Project construction will begin soon. Bend’s sewer collection system is near capacity. In some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels. This project will provide needed relief in the north area and improve access to employment land. In parts of the city it is difficult to add any major new employer or residential development due to sewer system capacity. This project includes: • Force main construction from a lift station in Sawyer Park on O.B. Riley Road, south to Third Street and east on Butler Market Road connecting to an existing gravity main line near 4th Street. • Gravity system upgrades between Nels Anderson Road and North Highway 97. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. Visit the project website for project updates at www.bendoregon.gov/northsewer.
- Mar 24
Pedestrians have the right of way when crossing streets in most instances. Bend Police explain the law and the responsibilities of drivers and pedestrians.
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South Third Street Sidewalks Project Resumes
Construction of South Third Street Sidewalks project is set to resume at the end of February.
This past fall, the City of Bend began work on South Third Street between Wilson Avenue and Powers Road to enhance accessibility for everyone and to improve Bend’s overall transportation system. This section of Third Street was prioritized by the City of Bend’s Accessibility Advisory Committee due to the lack of existing sidewalk and curb ramps. The project will rebuild pedestrian facilities where curb ramps are currently not compliant with the ADA standards.
Additionally, the City will replace storm water catch basins in the bike lane with curb-inlet catch basins, an example of how City departments have coordinated a variety of needed infrastructure improvements to minimize cost and disturbances to the public.
Construction of the project paused for the winter months, but is tentatively scheduled to restart the week of February 27 with an anticipated project completion date in July, 2017. Pausing over the winter was determined to be the most efficient due to winter weather.
Once complete, the South Third Street Pedestrian Improvement Project will provide a continuous pedestrian corridor along this section of South Third Street. It will:
- Bring curb ramps, sidewalks and bus stops into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Enhance safety and walkability
- Improve bike lanes
- Replace substandard infrastructure
For project and schedule updates and more information: www.bendoregon.gov/thirdstreetsidewalks.