Pinebrook Blvd. west of the Parkway to be closed beginning November 3
The final step for this phase of the Murphy Road project is to install a raised median in the center of U.S. 97 (Bend Parkway) at Pinebrook Blvd., and remove the traffic signals. That work will require closing Pinebrook Boulevard on the west side of the Parkway for up to two weeks. Residents in the Pinebrook Boulevard area will need to access their homes from Brookswood Boulevard.
Once this work is completed, only right in and right out turns at U.S. 97 and Pinebrook Boulevard will be allowed.
Background on Phase 2
The $5.0M construction contract was awarded to Knife River Corporation-Northwest in late January 2015. This contract will construct the new alignment of Murphy Road west of the Bend Parkway, construct a roundabout at Brookswood Blvd. and Murphy Road, install a permanent Variable Message Sign on U.S. 97 south of Bend, remove the signal at Pinebrook Blvd. and the Bend Parkway, and complete an assortment of other small local road improvements.
Construction of the roundabout at Murphy Road and Parrell Road will be competed by the City of Bend in a separate contract later this year.
The preliminary construction schedule has the new Murphy Road alignment being constructed in the late February-May timeframe. There should be minimal impacts to traffic. The roundabout at Murphy Road and Brookswood is scheduled to begin in mid-May and be completed and open to traffic in early September. All project work is to be completed by the end of December 2015.
Phase 2 Information Sheet
Phase 1 complete
The new northbound off-ramp to 3rd Street from US 97 and the new southbound on-ramp to U.S. 97 from 3rd Street opened December 15, 2014. All the remaining miscellaneous clean up work was completed in May 2015.
Phase 1 Background
In June 2013, ODOT awarded the contract to construct the first phase of the U.S. 97/Murphy Road project to Hamilton Construction Company of Springfield, Oregon. Construction began in July 2013 and was open to traffic December 15, 2014.
Phase 1 Information Sheet U.S. 97/Murphy Road (Phase 1) Map
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Why not try a different mode of transportation? Commute Options can help!
During construction Commute Options invites you to try sharing the ride, getting there by foot or taking the trip on a bicycle or by bus. This helps reduce traffic congestion and gets you where you need to go.
Check out www.drivelessconnect.com to get started. Once you are registered, you can calendar your trips and find a ride match This free and secure website is hosted by ODOT and works great for your regular commute trip and one time adventures for shopping, dining and entertainment.
For more information contact Kim Curley with Commute Options at 541-408-6111.