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US97: S. Parkway/Murphy Interchange Area Management Plan

[Dec 2011] Updated information on this project can be found at: 

study_area.jpgThe U.S. 97: S. Parkway/Murphy Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) is a follow-up planning effort based on the South Parkway Refinement Plan. The South Parkway Refinement Plan recommended locations and conceptual designs for interchanges at Powers Road and at Murphy Crossing. The IAMP includes only the proposed South Bend Parkway/Murphy Interchange and does not include modifications to the Powers Road Interchange.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), in collaboration with Deschutes County, the Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of Bend, and stakeholders has initiated the S. Parkway/Murphy IAMP to identify transportation improvements and management strategies in the Interchange Area.

The BMPO Policy Board is serving as the Steering Committee for the IAMP and will provide overall guidance for the refinement plan. It is anticipated that updates to and action by the Steering Committee will occur at the regularly scheduled monthly meetings of the Policy Board. Those meetings are typically held on the third Thursday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the DeArmond Room at the Deschutes Services Center (1300 NW Wall Street, Bend).

Bend MPO Staff Contact Information

Technical Reports and Memos 
Technical Memo #1   
Technical Memo #2  
Technical Memo #3 Appendices to #3
Technical Memo #4   
Technical Memo #5  Supplement to #5 Supplement #5
South Parkway Alternate Plan #1 
South Parkway Alternate Plan #2 

What is an Interchange Area Management Plan? and Why?


Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 734-051–0285 requires an IAMP for any new interchange(s) or significant modification to an existing interchange (requirements are detailed at 734-051-0155). The Oregon Highway Plan policies further direct ODOT to plan and manage interchange areas for safe and efficient operation. The completed IAMP must be presented to the Oregon Transportation Commission for review and approval before construction funds can be released.

The purpose of the IAMP is to protect the function of the interchange by maximizing the capacity of the interchange for safe movement of the main facility and to provide safe and efficient operations between connecting roadways. The IAMP describes the roadway network, right-of-way, access control, and land parcels in the analysis area of the planned interchange. The IAMP also (1) provides local street connectivity in the project area including parallel streets and limits on cul-de-sacs or other non-connected streets; (2) evaluates land use designations that could have an adverse effect on the facility; and (3) includes implementation measures to be adopted into the City and County comprehensive plans or transportation system plans.

The IAMP will refine and prioritize improvements needed to maintain acceptable traffic operations at the proposed interchange while providing safe access to adjacent land uses. The IAMP will address existing and potential land use concerns including actions or conditions. The IAMP will provide implementing policies so that the City and County can amend their transportation system plans to apply the interchange access standards as appropriate. The IAMP and its contents will then be finalized and adopted into the City and County transportation system plans as well as adopted by the Oregon Transportation Commission.

image_IAMP.gifFor information regarding the Murphy Crossing Refinement Plan please visit City of Bend Community Delevopment Department section at Murphy Crossing and Murphy Corridor Study. Note: This link will take you away from the City of Bend Website.

Additional information regarding Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) South Bend/Murphy Road Interchange Management project can be obtained at ODOT South Bend Interchange Management Plan. Note: This link will take you away from the City of Bend Website.



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