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U.S. 97 Bend Parkway Bridges

Current Information

The $800 thousand construction contract was awarded to Knife River Northwest in November 2014.  Work began in April and was completed in late June 2015. 

Project Components

  • Remove the existing overlay and reseal the bridges over 3rd Street and Division Street on U.S. 97 (Bend Parkway)
  • Eliminate “bumps” at the end of the two bridges by grinding and tapering with asphalt to match the new bridge overlay.

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The U.S. 97: Bend Parkway Bridges Project is located on The Dalles-California Highway. The project consists of work on two bridges over 3rd Street and Division Street within a ½ mile section on the Bend Parkway between MP 136.44 and MP 136.97.

Project Information

US 97 (Bend Parkway) bridge over Division Street showing rutting.In 2010, a deck overlay on the two bridges was completed using a multi-layer polymer epoxy to minimize deck rutting and polishing

in the wheel tracks. Since that time, the main wearing course in the travel lanes has been removed by traffic. The result is severe rutting which can trap water and create the potential for vehicles to hydroplane. The lack of surfacing in the ruts has also caused polishing that reduces the friction of the roadway which minimizes traction.
By removing the remaining polymer material and resealing the deck the issues listed above will be resolved, and the sealed deck will increase the design life of the bridges. The project will include a deck overlay of Premixed Polymer Concrete (PPC), and paving bridge approaches to eliminate existing bumps.
Traffic Control during Construction
Single lane closures will be required when overlaying the sealant.  The work will be done at night to limit the impacts to the traveling public. 

Timeline and Estimated Project Cost

Project Development​ ​2013-2014
​Bid Opening ​Fall 2014
​Construction ​2015

The estimated project cost is $800 thousand.


Office Phone
Email Address
Jay Davenport
Asst. Project Manager
(541) 388-6037
Gary Farnsworth
Area Manager
(541) 388-6071
Rex Holloway
Community Liaison
(541) 388-6178