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US 97/Baker Road Interchange Area Management Plan

Planning Phase

Region 4: Central Oregon (Deschutes)

​​​​​​​​​​ODOT is preparing an Interchange Area Management Plan (IAMP) to evaluate how the existing US 97/Baker Road interchange operates and to determine what measures are needed to keep it functioning well over the next 20 years.


Meetings and Events

Online Open House and Survey June 7 - 20

Visit the project online open house​ at your convenience to learn more about the project and provide your input. 

Virtual Public Meeting (Live Event)

Thank you to everyone who particpated in the virtual public meeting on June 9. The meeting recording will be posted shortly. View meeting presenation​.

  • 6:00 p.m. - Welcome
  • 6:10 p.m. - Project presentation
  • 6:30 p.m. - Q&A

Committee Meetings

The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) will meet approximately four times, and the Executive Steering Committee (ESC) will meet approximately three times. Two CAC meetings and one ESC meeting have already been held.  Past meeting materials can be reviewed in the project document section below. Materials and a link to join the meetings will be available one week prior to each meeting.


​Fall 2020 to Spring 2022

Baker Rd IAMP Schedule 5_1_21.jpeg



​The US 97/Baker Road interchange is about thirty years old.  When it was constructed, it served sparsely developed rural lands south of Bend and accommodated freight traffic passing between US 97 to the south and US 20 to the east. Bend's population is now nearly four times greater and the urban growth boundary is anticipated to abut the interchange within the next 20 years.

Increasing urban growth has resulted in congestion and safety issues in the interchange area, and there are limited facilities for people walking or biking. These issues will intensify as housing and employment growth in Bend continues to move towards the interchange. To address these issues, the IAMP seeks to:

  • Ensure the safe and efficient operation of the interchange area for all modes of travel through the 20-year planning horizon.
  • Identify transportation improvements, management strategies and land use/policy actions needed to support planned development.

The project team is developing goals, objectives and evaluation criteria for the US 97/Baker Road IAMP to guide the development of solutions for the interchange area.  They will be used to determine how well potential improvements meet the purpose of the project as well as community and stakeholder values.

The project will involve state and local jurisdictions including Deschutes County and the City of Bend, as well as community stakeholders and interchange users.


U.S. 97 |

Deschutes County 

​Study Area Map

​The study area is where changes in land use would have measurable effects on traffic volumes at the US 97/Baker Road interchange. When setting the study area boundaries, the team considered the proximity of the interchange to locations where significant future housing and employment growth are expected. Future growth immediately to the northeast and further east out to SE 27th Street is expected to have a significant impact on interchange traffic volumes.

Cost and Funding


Contacts & Media

Project Contact

Community Affairs Coordinator
Richard Swart

Last Updated

6/10/2021 5:09 PM

Project Number


Project Documents

Related documents to this project
Baker Rd Interchange Area Managament Plan Map.pdfProject Area Map
Baker Rd Interchange Area Managament Plan Schedule.pdfProject Schedule
Community Advisory Committee Meeting 2 Agenda_May 4 2021.pdfCommunity Advisory Committee #2 Agenda
Community Advisory Committee Meeting 2 Presentation_May 4 2021.pdfCommunity Advisory Committee #2 Presentation
Executive Steering Committee Meeting Presentation_Feb 23 2021.pdfPresentation for Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization<br>Policy Board Meeting which acts as the Executive Committee
Executive Steering Committee Meeting Agenda_Feb 23 2021.pdfAgenda for Bend Metropolitan Planning Organization<br>Policy Board Meeting which acts as the Executive Steering Committee
Community Advisory Committee Meeting 1 Agenda_April 5 2021.pdfCommunity Advisory Committee #1 Agenda
Community Advisory Committee Meeting 1 Presentation_April 5 2021.pdfCommunity Advisory Committee #1 Presentation
Technical Memo 1 (Final) - Project Definition and Background.pdfTechnical Memo #1 (Final) - Project Definition and Background
Technical Memo 2A (Final) - Existing Land Use Inventory.pdfTechnical Memo #2A (Final) - Existing Land Use Inventory
Technical Memo 2B (Final) - Existing Transportation System Inventory.pdfechnical Memo #2B (Final) - Existing Transportation System Inventory
Technical Memo 2C (Final) - Existing Environmental Inventory.pdfTechnical Memo #2C (Final) - Existing Environmental Inventory
Technical Memo 3 (Final) - Current Transportation Operations.pdfTechnical Memo #3 (Final) - Current Transportation Operations
Technical Memo 4 (Final) - Future Baseline (No-Build) Conditions.pdfTechnical Memo #4 (Final) - Future Baseline (No-Build) Conditions
Virtual Public Meeting Presentation_2021.06.09.pdfPresenation for virtual public meeting on June 9, 2021

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