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South Third Street Sidewalk Improvements

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New sidewalk on South Third Street that includes accessibility ramps

This project is complete. The City of Bend and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) worked collaboratively to provide our community with a continuous pedestrian corridor along South Third Street between Wilson Avenue and Powers Road.


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The South 3rd Street Pedestrian Improvement Project constructed 10,000 lineal feet of sidewalk along the east and west sides of South 3rd Street between Wilson Avenue and Powers Road. The goal was to create a continuous and compliant pedestrian corridor along this 1.2 mile section of South 3rd Street. Along with sidewalks, a total of 70 ADA compliant curb ramps, accessible pedestrian signals at every signalized crossing, and 10 Cascade East Transit bus stop waiting pads were created.

Additionally, we worked together with another City project to construct a safe pedestrian crossing across 3rd Street at Roosevelt Avenue. The construction of this project is complete and the crossing is now open. The crossing includes a safety island in the center of the crossing which allows the pedestrian to safely cross two lanes at a time.


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 will enhance pedestrian accessibility and safety, improving the overall function of the transportation system.

Project Information Sheet

Construction Included

  • 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   
3rd St incomplete sidewalks

Completed Sidewalk

Completed sidewalk corner showing ADA ramps Completed sidewalk including ADA ramp and traffic driving by on the left Long stretch of completed sidewalk along 3rd Street

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