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An Aerial photo overlooking work crews and equipment at the Murphy/Brosterhous roundabout, with surrounding residintial neighborhood and pine trees and Pilot Butte in the background.

Constructing a complete east-west collector is anticipated to address safety concerns, connectivity, and mobility issues in southeast Bend.

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The Murphy Corridor Improvements Project, which is funded through construction, is part of the City of Bend's Transportation Plan and aligns with City Council's goal to improve the movement of people and products around Bend efficiently, safely, and reliably.

Murphy Road is a busy collector route located in Southeast Bend. The project includes transportation improvements along the existing corridor from Parrell Road to Brosterhous Road, and the extension of Murphy Road from Brosterhous Road over BNSF Railway, connecting to 15th Street at Golden Gate Place.

If you have specific questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call the project phone line (541) 322-9919.


The Brosterhous Road roundabout will open ahead of schedule the week of April 6, weather dependent. Intermittent flagging should be expected as construction work continues around the Brosterhous Road and Murphy Road intersection. The temporary two-lane bypass road will be removed following the opening of the roundabout.

The next phase of construction will begin next week along Murphy Road, between Brosterhous Road and Country Club Road. This work will be completed in multiple stages, with the first stage including a two-lane bypass road to accommodate traffic around the work zone. Drivers can expect the westbound lane to close in June and phased construction to be complete in August. Notification of the summer detour and westbound closure will be sent to the community via email, roadside message boards, project webpage, and traffic control signage. Future phases of construction will be announced as the construction schedule is solidified. To view an exhibit of the described construction, see the Murphy Corridor Improvements - Country Club Dr to Brosterhous Rd Exhibit.


Murphy Corridor Improvements Map from Parrell Road to 15th Street


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Addition of railway overcrossing to reduce delays and significantly improve emergency medical services and fire response times for citizens.
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Improved traffic connectivity to adjoining streets, parks, and schools.
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Improved visibility at intersections and designated crossings, reduced conflict points for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.


June Project Update & Open House Information

Post Date:06/06/2019 4:53 PM

Current Activities:

  • Earthwork will continue intermittently in the project staging area west of 15th Street as imported material is available.


Upcoming Activities:

  • Open House and Informational Meeting: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (presentation at 6 p.m.) at Jewell Elementary Library, 20550 Murphy Road, Bend. The project team will share the results of the Alternatives Analysis Study, discuss the project in more detail, review the project schedule, and answer questions.
  • August 2019: Open house prior to construction of the 15th Street roundabout and sidewalk extension.
  • Mid August 2019: Construction of the 15th Street roundabout and sidewalk extension.


During peak construction season—typically April through October—the City sends out weekly road and traffic reports each Friday to help members of the community plan the quickest, safest and most reliable routes to their destinations. The weekly report is intended to provide information about various projects within City limits that impact the roadways. Subscribe to weekly road and traffic reports.


Please feel free to contact the project team with concerns, comments, and questions at 541- 322-9919.

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Corridor Study completed: 2008 (construction funding reprioritized and project postponed)

Murphy Road Interchange completed: 2015

City Council approves project funding: June 2018

City Council awards preconstruction design contract to K&E/Hamilton: December 2018

Waterline Loop completed: July 2019

15th Street Roundabout completed: October 2019


Murphy Corridor Improvements project schedule from 2019 through 2021. Survey activites and geotechnical design: Jan through June 2019. Project open house: Mar 2019. Preliminary design: Jan through Sept 2019. Open house on preliminary design options: June 2019. Design of 15th Street Roundabout, East Extension Grading, 15th Street Sidewalk, and High School Waterline Loop: Feb through Aug 2019. Open house on preconstruction: Aug 2019. Construction of 15th Street Roundabout, East Extension Grading, 15th Street Sidewalk, and High School Waterline Loop: Feb through Aug 2019. Design remainder of corridor, infrastructure details by Aug 2019: Aug 2019 through Aug 2020. Corridor modernization and right of way meetings: Oct 2019 through Aug 2020. Open house on corridor design: Jan 2020. Construction of corridor, sequencing details by Aug 2019: Apr 2020 through Aug 2021. Schedule Last Updated: June 2019


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