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U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Road Intersection

Construction Phase

Region 4: Central Oregon (Bend, Deschutes)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Design and construct a roundabout to improve safety at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads.



​Bid opening - 2021
Construction - Fall 2021 - Summer 2022. Roundabout is scheduled be open before Memorial Day 2022.



​ODO​T will design and manage the construction of a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads east of Bend.  The project went to bid in the fall of 2021, with construction to follow into  the summer of 2022.

Ward / Hamby Road is the first North to South route outside the City of Bend. Motorists use this route to avoid the 27th St. corridor and its many signals. At their  intersection with US20  travelers experience significant delays on the side streets,  coupled with congestion that leads to aggressive driving and  crashes,

Roundabouts are a proven safety countermeasure for reducing crashes at intersections and is the preferred solution in the Deschutes County Transportation Plan.

Construction of a roundabout at this location will improve safety by reducing fatal and injury crashes. According to research data, roundabouts can reduce fatal and all injury crashes by about 82 percent.


U.S. 20 |

​Intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads east of Bend

Cost and Funding

​$6 million


  • ​​Improve  safety by reducing fatal and injury crashes. 
  • Allow easier and safer crossing and left maneuvers
  • Accommodate full range of users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and freight.
  • Reduce driver speeds as they enter the City of Bend from U.S. 20 east.

What Problem Will This Improve?

​​Persistent high crash rates

Contacts & Media

Design rendering of project area


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Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Cody Franz

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Last Updated

3/9/2023 3:53 PM

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Project Documents

Related documents to this project
PU_K21667_Misc_01.pdfUpdated project information paper
Roundabout Center View.jpgCenter view rendering of Ward-Hamby roundabout
Roundabout NE View.jpgNortheast view rendering of Ward-Hamby roundabout
Roundabout SE View.jpgSoutheast view rendering of Ward-Hamby roundabout
ConstructionPR.pdfPress release announcing construction start