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- May 28
Deschutes Outdoor Burn Season Ending Soon - With warm weather returning & vegetation drying out, the Bend Fire Department anticipates that Central Oregon Fire Chiefs will close debris burning at sunset, Wednesday May 31st, 2017. Outdoor debris burning is prohibited within the Bend city limits year-round. Backyard fires including warming fires, campfires, and cooking fires are allowed in Bend following the Bend Fire Department Burning Regulations. Properties outside the city limits are advised to be cautious when burning debris to ensure fire doesn't escape the intended area. Always call the burn information line at 541-322-6335 before lighting your fire. Avoid burning on windy days, have water and tools available, attend the fire at all times and fully extinguish your fire when done. More tips can be found at www.bendoregon.gov/burninginfo.
- May 27
The City of Bend’s Accessibility Advisory Committee awarded five certificates of achievement to commercial property owners who worked hard to remove snow from adjacent sidewalks during the 2016/2017 winter season. The advisory committee understands that this past winter was difficult for all, regardless of abilities. The following commercial properties did a good job of keeping sidewalks adjacent to their properties clear for all users: • Bruce Erdel from Pelican Bay Forest Products re: 18 NW Oregon Street - (pictured) • Operators/Management Taco Salsa located at 1365 NW Galveston Avenuew. • Kruse Properties West LLC/Randy Kruse, 937 NW Newport Ave. • Downtown Bend Business Association, Rod Porsche and Marc Stevens re: Downtown Bend - (pictured) The two COBAAC members that are in the pictures are Nancy Allen (Chair) and Dave Carlson (Co-Chair)
- May 27
When you see smoke in the distance - outside of Bend's boundaries - and wonder what's going on, @CentralORFire on Twitter is a great place to get frequent updates. You might bookmark Central Oregon Emergency Information Network too. And-this Fire Info site: centralorfireinfo.blogspot.com 2 p.m. update Saturday May 27: City's drinking water facilities near Bridge Creek are safe. More info: http://www.bendoregon.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1810/29 6 p.m. on Friday May 26: There is an active fire in the area of Tumalo Falls Trail. Fire and law enforcement are attacking the fire. The trailhead area has been evacuated. A Level 1 (Be Ready) pre-evacuation notice has been issued for the Skyliner's Sudvision and Tumalo Lake Lodge.
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Weekly Road and Traffic Report
For the week of April 17-22
- Bond Street, Minnesota Avenue, Wall Street, Louisiana Avenue, and Kansas Avenue will be closed during Earth Day Parade, road closures with detours, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 4/22/17.
- Bend Marathon will start and finish in Brooks Street between Franklin Avenue and Newport Avenue, flaggers will be in place at all street crossings and signage will be in place, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., 4/23/17.
For the week of:
April 17 – 22
- Road closures near the intersection of NW Crossing Drive and Lemhi Pass Drive for water and sewer installation, one location will be closed at a time, detours will be in place for each location, 4/17/17 – 4/29/17.
- Lemhi Pass Drive between NW Crossing Drive and McNeal Way
- Labiche Lane between McNeal Way and NW Crossing Drive
- NW Crossing Drive between Labiche Lane and Lemhi Pass Drive
- Mt. Washington Drive between Shevlin Park Road and Regency Street for Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project paving, road closure with detours in place, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., 4/18/17 – 4/19/17.
- 27th Street Sewer Line Project (Southeast Interceptor)
- 27th Street closed to northbound traffic between Reed Market and Bear Creek, 24 hours a day, for about eight months. Final paving will happen late spring of 2018. Detour: Northbound 27th Street traffic is directed west on Reed Market Road to 15th Street, then north on 15th Street to Hwy 20 and east on Hwy 20 back to 27th Street. 27th Street Sewer Line Project information: www.bendoregon.gov/SEI
- Neff Road from 27th Street to Medical Center Drive is closed to westbound traffic. Two detours are in place. One directs travelers west via Butler Market Road and 8th Street and the other directs travelers to the south using Hwy 20 and Purcell Blvd. Access to St Charles remains open at all times; follow the blue signs.
- Night work continues at the intersection of 27th Street and Neff Road. The work hours are 7:15 pm to 6:30 am. Flaggers will be present to control and direct traffic safely.
- South Third Street between Brosterhous Road and Powers Road, single lane closures and non-signalized intersection closures for the Sidewalk Improvement Project, 5 a.m. – 2 p.m. Completion is anticipated in July, 2017.
- South Third Street between Brosterhous Road and Powers Road, single lane closures and signalized intersection closures at Reed Lane for the Sidewalk Improvement Project, 11 p.m. – 6 a.m., 4/03/17 – 5/30/17. www.bendoregon.gov/thirdstreetsidewalks
- 15th Street between Humber Lane and Gateway Drive for sewer, water, and road construction, single lane closures with flagging, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., 3/29/17 – 5/03/17.
Work schedules are dependent on weather conditions and other factors.
Visit www.bendoregon.gov/streets for information about the 2017 Street Preservation and Maintenance Program.
Visit www.bendoregon.gov/bendprojects for an interactive map and information about City of Bend infrastructure projects.
Contact: Kyle Thomas, Construction Manager