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This project will install gravity sewer mains to allow 143 homes to decommission their aging septic systems.


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The Desert Woods and Neighborhood Extension Project (NEP) is the first construction phase of the Septic to Sewer Conversion Program. This project includes installing gravity sewer mains on Desert Woods Drive, King Solomon Court, King Hezekiah Way, Greenmont Drive, 15th Street, Hollis Lane, and within the Nottingham Square Subdivision. The City will also decommission two pump stations (Nottingham No. 1 and Simplicity).

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This project is funded by the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF). 


PROJECT AREA

Map of the Desert Wood and Neighborhood Extension project area.

TENTATIVE PROJECT SCHEDULE

  1. King Hezekiah Way: COMPLETE
  2. Desert Woods Drive:  COMPLETE
  3. King Solomon Court:  COMPLETE
  4. 15th Street:  IN CONSTRUCTION THROUGH NOVEMBER
  5. Hollis Lane:  Summer/Fall 2020
  6. Nottingham Square Subdivision/King Richard Court:  Summer/Fall 2020
  7. Greenmont Drive: Spring/Fall/Winter 2020


PROJECT UPDATES

Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way - Segment 1 (COMPLETE)

Segment 1, located on a portion of Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way, pictured below, is substantially complete.  Property owners on Segment 1 were issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail on April 27, 2020. Property owners can connect to public sewer.

Desert Woods Drive - Segment 2 (COMPLETE)

Segment 2, located on Desert Woods Drive between Greenmont Drive and 15th Street, pictured below, is substantially complete.  Property owners on Segment 2 were issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail on June 26, 2020. Property owners can connect to public sewer.

A map depicting the proposed sewer and project segment boudaries between 15th St and Greenmont Dr, and the existing Southeast Interceptor location along Orion Dr for Desert Woods Drive - Segment 2.

King Solomon Court - Segment 3 (COMPLETE)

Segment 3, located on King Solomon Court, pictured below, is substantially complete.    Property owners on Segment 2 were issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail on June 26, 2020. Property owners can connect to public sewer.

A map depicting the proposed sewer and project segment boudaries along King Solomon Ct , and the existing Southeast Interceptor location along Orion Dr for King Solomon Court - Segment 3.

Greenmont Drive - Segment 4 (COMPLETE)

Segment 4, located on a portion of Greenmont Drive pictured below in yellow, is substantially complete.   Property owners on Segment 2 were issued a Notice of Operational Completion (NOC) in the mail on June 26, 2020. Property owners can connect to public sewer.


PROJECT TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN

15th STREET FLAGGING, JULY 1 – JULY 8: Flaggers will be present on SE 15th Street between King Hezekiah and Helen Lane. Traffic delays of 5 to 7 minutes can be expected during construction hours of 7 am – 5:30 pm.

FERGUSON/27TH STREET TEMPORARY SIGNAL, JULY 2 – JULY 30:  Beginning July 2nd, a temporary signal will be installed at Ferguson Rd and 27th Street.  This will help detoured traffic safely access 27th Street from Ferguson Road. 

15th STREET FULL CLOSURE, JULY 9 – JULY 30: Beginning next week on July 9th SE 15th will experience a full closure between Ferguson Road and Reed Market Road for approximately three weeks. Local access will be provided to Sherwood Forest Road, King Hezekiah Way, and Helen Lane on 15th Street.  The detour utilizes Ferguson Road, SE 27th Street, and Reed Market Road.  A temporary traffic signal will be place at the intersection of Ferguson Road and SE 27th Street.

15th STREET, SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE, AUGUST 1 – EARLY NOVEMBER: At the completion of the full closure in late July, SE 15th Street will reopen the northbound lane on 15th Street and the temporary signal will be removed.  Southbound traffic will be closed at Reed Market Road. 

Using the map below:

  • Click on dotted green lines for more details about project detours.
  • Click on solid red lines for more details about project-related road closures.

 

Travelers can check for current traffic impacts online at www.bendoregon.gov/traffic.

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    Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

    • 1 What are the benefits of converting to City sewer?

    • 2 When will I be required to connect to City sewer?

    • 3 How are Neighborhood Extension Projects chosen?

    • 4 How much money is available for the Septic to Sewer Conversion Projects, and what can the money be used for?

    • 5 What is the process to decommission a septic system and how much does it cost?

    • 6 After a sewer project is completed, when will I be able to connect to sewer?

    • 7 If I signed the Neighborhood Extension Project application and sell my house, does the new buyer have to connect within 2 years?

    • 8 Will I be guaranteed a gravity sewer connection?

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