South Third Street Sidewalk Improvements

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Expect construction activities on the EAST side of Third St. (northbound) between Reed Ln. and Wilson Ave. and on the WEST side of Third St. (southbound) between Powers Rd. and Reed Ln.

  • Lane closures are limited to the outside travel lane, traffic congestion is expected, consider alternate routes.
  • Construction hours are limited to 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The City of Bend is currently working with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) to provide our community with a continuous pedestrian corridor along South Third Street between Wilson Avenue and Powers Road. Third Street is a high-traffic corridor and this 1.2-mile portion has a poor rating for pedestrian facilities and was prioritized for needing improvement by the City of Bend’s Accessibility Advisory Committee (COBAAC).

The project that is underway will enhance pedestrian accessibility and safety, improving the overall function of the transportation system.

3rd st sidewalk map legend: Project Limits Third St from Wilson Ave to Powers Rd


Construction Includes

  • Installation and rehabilitation of sidewalks
  • Constructing new curb ramps that are Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliant
  • Replacing existing ramps that are out of ADA compliance
  • Providing ADA compliant bus stop waiting pads for Cascades East Transit (CET) rider use
  • Enhanced bicycle lanes with conversion of stormwater catch basin grates to curb inlet catch basins
  • Replacing non-standard water meter boxes and service lines  

The same South Third Street roadway limits, Wilson Avenue to Powers Road, are currently scheduled to receive a full width street preservation treatment after the completion of the sidewalk construction project.

3rd St incomplete sidewalks

Project Estimated Timeline

  • Spring 2016 - Design Complete
  • Week of September 26, 2016 - Construction Begins
  • Mid-November through March - Construction Break for Winter Weather
  • March 2017 - Construction Resumes
  • July 2017 - Construction Complete  

Please visit this webpage for project updates. For more information contact City of Bend Project Manager Jason Suhr at or 541-330-4000 and Accessibility Manager Karin Morris at or (541) 693-2141.


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