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City of Bend road and traffic report: Week of July 26-August 1

City of Bend

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Here is the city of Bend's road and traffic report for the week of July 26-August 1.

We’re now in the middle of construction season! As you navigate your way through the City streets and neighborhoods, please remember to slow down, read the signs and stay on the designated detour routes. Check in weekly with the City on upcoming closures through the website: Construction season will not last forever, please be patient and remember to drive like you’re in your own neighborhood.

  • SW Simpson – Columbia intersection – Closed for Roundabout construction beginning May 17th – August. Full closure of intersection with detour. For further information, visit
  • Newport Avenue Bridge over Deschutes River closed between NW Brooks Street and NW Awbrey Road for bridge resurfacing, detour to Portland Avenue, 7/26/21 - 7/30/21
  • Parrell Road between Rocca Way and SE Lois Way for infrastructure installation, single lane closure with flagging, 7/19/21 - 7/30/21
  • Street Preservation – Additional street preservation is set to kick off next week with various street closures with local traffic only. Milling and paving set to be completed from 7/16/21 - 8/11/21. Streets affected are listed below:
    • Keyte Road, Savannah Drive, Azure Drive, Ponderosa Street, Blakely Road, Cliffrose Drive, Burnside Avenue, Riverside Boulevard, Donovan Avenue, Emkay Drive, and Cyber Drive
  • Pump Station Decommissioning - This project will decommission the Tri-Peaks, Shire, and Desert Skies Pump Stations. Full road closures with local access only on affected streets beginning on 7/19/21. For further information, visit
    • Clairaway Avenue between 27th Street and Daly Estates Drive
    • Daly Estates Drive between Clairaway Avenue and the desert skies pump station
  • NW Silver Buckle Road – As part of the Rimrock Pump Stations Improvement project, full road closure during work hours 7 am – 6:30 pm. Roadway to be fully reopened at end of each workday and intermittently opened during each workday at 10 am and 2 pm; 7/19/2021 - 11/19/2021.
  • Intersection of SE 15th Street and SE Caldera Drive for roundabout construction, full intersection closure with detour (shoefly road constructed), 7/14/21 - 9/10/21
  • NE Wells Acres Road (from NE 27th Street to NE Weeping Willow Drive) – Underground electrical conduit construction. Daytime lane closures and flagging. Side street work also expected on NE Weeping Willow Drive and NE Brian Ray Ct. Temporary on-street parking restrictions in neighborhood. 6/28 to 7/30. For further information, visit
  • NE 8th Street between NE Marlon Place and NE Bennington Way for infrastructure installation, single lane closure with minimal impacts, begins 5/24/21
  • NE Butler Market – Purcell Intersection - closed for roundabout construction beginning May 3rd - mid-September. This is part of the Empire Corridor Improvements Project. For further information, visit
  • NW Skyline Ranch Road between NW Chianti Lane and NW Shevlin Meadow Drive for infrastructure installation, full road closure, 4/12/21 - 7/30/21
  • Via Sandia Neighborhood Extension Project – Roads closed for Sewer main installation with local access, 5/17/21 - 8/31/21. For further information, visit
    • East Lake Drive between Twin Lakes Loop and Newberry Drive (5/17/21 - 8/3/21)
    • Twin Lakes Loop Between SE 15th Street and Newberry Drive (5/17/21 - 8/3/21)
    • Via Sandia between Sky Harbor Drive and Cabin Court (5/17/21 - 8/5/21)
    • Cabin Ct between Via Sandia (5/17/21 - 8/5/21)
    • Orion Drive between Reed Market Road and Perrigan Drive (7/19/21 - 8/31/21)
  • Newport Corridor Improvements Project – Various intersections along Newport Avenue to be closed due to updates in the water main and stormwater facilities. Visit to learn more about the project. Road closures related to the project are listed below:
    • NW Nashville Ave between NW Drake Road and NW Newport Ave for infrastructure installation, full road closure, starting 4/5/21
    • Intersection of 9th Street and Newport Avenue for infrastructure installation, full roundabout closure with detour, starting 4/5/21
    • Newport Avenue between NW College Way and NW Juniper Street, single lane closure and lane shifts possible with full closure possible next week, 7/26/21 - Late November
  • 2021 Bend Criterion Series – special event occurring every Wednesday 8/1/21, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Multiple Road closures related to event (listed below).
    • NW Crosby Drive between NW Skyline Ranch Rd
    • NW Elwood Lane between NW Crosby Drive and NW Lolo Drive
    • NW Lolo Drive between NW Elwood Lane and NW Skyline Ranch Road
    • NW Skyline Ranch Road between NW Lolo Drive and NW Crosby Drive
  • NW Crossing Farmers Market – special event occurring every Saturday 6/5/21 - 10/16/21. Multiple road closures related to event (listed below).
    • NW Crossing Drive between Mount Washington Drive and NW Crossing Drive (Circle)
    • NW John Freemont between NW Ordiway Avenue and NW Fort Clatsop Street
    • NW Fort Clatsop Street between NW Ordway Avenue and NW John Freemont Street

Work schedules are dependent on weather conditions and other factors. Always exercise increased caution within construction zones. Drivers should use designated detour routes. Nearby residential streets are for local traffic only.

Contact: Kyle Thomas, Construction Manager


For Street Preservation related questions: Paul Neiswonger, Streets Supervisor


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