The US 20: Empire – Greenwood (3rd Street, Bend) project will improve mobility, access, and safety for all travelers, while upgrading, replacing, or rehabilitating aging infrastructure within the corridor.
Planned improvements include:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) curb ramp replacements and upgrades
- Repaving and roadway upgrades
- Intelligent Transport System (ITS) infrastructure installation
- Upgrades to facilities for people who walk and bike
- Signal and intersections improvements
- New stormwater and drainage features
As a result of this project, pavement will be easier and safer to drive on and traffic signals will work more effectively. Some intersections and on- and off-ramps to the US 97 Bend Parkway will be safer and more efficient. People who walk, ride bikes, or have disabilities will be able to travel on and around the corridor more safely and comfortably.
ODOT and the City of Bend will keep the community informed about this project’s improvements and provide on opportunities to give input on proposed concepts.
Highway 20/3rd Street from Empire Blvd. to Greenwood Ave. in Bend
Cost and Funding
Estimated construction cost: $15 million
What Problem Will This Improve?
Pavement along this corridor is showing severe rutting and wear, causing safety and operational issues. Several existing traffic signals are beyond their functional design life, and the corridor is incomplete or insufficient in many locations for pedestrians, bicyclists and those with disabilities. Some intersections along Empire Avenue have reached capacity and need safety improvements.