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Colorado Avenue Bridge closure extended

Post Date:11/10/2015
The Colorado Avenue Bridge closure is being extended to Friday, November 20. The bridge was originally scheduled to open November 17 with the completion of Bend Parks and Recreation District pedestrian undercrossing at the east end of the bridge. The city needs additional time to complete a new sewer line across the bridge. Both lanes on the bridge will be open the week of Thanksgiving. Additional one-lane closures may be needed the week of November 30 to finish the work but this will not require a detour.

The construction is part of the Colorado Life Station Project. When completed, the lift station will replace the undersized and deficient lift station in McKay Park. The improved station will relieve critical sewer capacity issues on Bend’s west side. Bend’s sewer collection system is near capacity. In some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels. In parts of the city it is difficult for Bend to add any major new employer or residential development.

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