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U.S. 20: Empire to Greenwood

Design Phase

Region 4: Central Oregon (Bend, Deschutes)

US 20 is an iportant local arterial running through the City of Bend and a critical part of the state and regional transportation system. However this highway infrastructure has significant needs for maintaining safety, traffic flow, and access for all travelers and users of the highway system. 

The Oregon Department of Transporation and the City of Bend are partnering to design and construct improvements to the highway infrastructure to US 20 between Empire Avenue and Greenwood Avenue (also known as 3rd street), and on Greenwood Avenue from 3rd Street east to Purcell Blvd.

ODOT is separating the work along this corridor into constructible phases: Phase 1 includes improvements on US 20/3rd Street, Phase 2 includes improvements on US 20/Greewood Avenue. The Empire Avenue improvements will become part of the Bend North Corridor Improvements project.

For more detailed information on Phases 1 and 2, please visit the following links:


Traffic Impact


Construction Impacts






U.S. 20 | ​Highway 20/3rd Street from Empire Blvd. to Greenwood Ave. in Bend

Cost and Funding

​See ​phase 1/phase 2

Contacts & Media

Project Contacts

Community Affairs Coordinator
Alia Burck

Project Manager
Mike Darling

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Last Updated

10/3/2019 4:19 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Project Information Paper.pdfPhase 1 Project Information Paper (PIP)
US 20 Empire to Greenwood Project Area Map.pdfPhase 1 Project Map
Empire to Greenwoord Communications Plan.pdfProject outreach and communication plan
Access Management Empire - Greenwood.pdfAccess Management Methodology

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