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City of Bend and Oregon Department of Transportation join forces to clean Parkway median

Post Date:10/31/2019 8:38 AM

N E W S   R E L E A S E                             

For Immediate Release               

Date:  October 31, 2019

Peter Murphy, Oregon Department of Transportation Public Information Officer


Anne Aurand, City of Bend Communications Director


David Abbas, City of Bend Streets and Operations Director



City of Bend and Oregon Department of Transportation join forces to clean Parkway median

Expect lane closures at night


The City of Bend Streets and Operations Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will be working together, combining crews and equipment, to clean-up the Parkway median. Work will start near Colorado Avenue and extend approximately four miles to the north, to the Cascade Village Shopping Center, over the course of seven nights. 


Work will require closures of the lanes closest to the median, but one lane of traffic each direction will remain open during the work. Work will start at 7 p.m. and end around 6 a.m. the following mornings.


Work will occur on the nights of:

  • Monday, November 4
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6
  • Thursday, Nov. 7
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12
  • Wednesday, Nov. 13
  • Thursday, Nov. 14


“This joint effort with City of Bend and ODOT is a continuation of a similar parkway median clean-up we did in May of 2018 between Murphy Road and Colorado Avenue,” said Bend Streets and Operations Director David Abbas. “We are cleaning up vegetation, debris and sanding rock that has accumulated within the median over the years for improved visibility, safety, and maintenance.”


Please use caution when driving in a work zone.



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