Transportation – Neff-Purcell Construction Update 6/30/2023

With a number of construction improvements underway throughout the community, we would like to express our appreciation of the public’s patience as roadway and utility infrastructure improvements continue.

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!


(Photo above: Sewer structure and main line work – Neff and Purcell intersection)

CONSTRUCTION – July 3 – July 7

In observance of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th, there will be limited personnel on site.

Purcell Extension

Processing of the excavated and hammered material adjacent to Courtney Drive is completed.

The Full closure of Purcell continues as crews begin water and sewer service line work. Impacted properties will receive notice if their water service is expected to be impacted.

Demolition of existing right of way surfaces continues.

Neff and Purcell Intersection

The franchise utilities such as gas, power, cable, etc. are progressing towards completion of relocating facilities to their ideal locations and depths, the City’s contractor is able to begin the planned improvements of the Neff and Purcell intersection.

Replacement of the sewer mainlines and structures continues throughout the intersection.


Commute Options

  • Commute Options is here to help you with transportation options during construction. Join the Neff/Purcell Improvement Project network on Get There Connect to match up in a carpool, explore your transit, biking, walking options, help reduce traffic and more! Sign up today and learn more about your chance to win a $50 gift card! Visit Commute Options for more information.

Project Communications

  • The City is committed to keeping neighbors, businesses and the community informed throughout the project through public informational meetings, mailings, emails and the project website. For more information, contact the project team at
  • Please contact us if you need any additional materials that would be helpful to spread the word to your patients, clients, customers and delivery personnel regarding detouring and closures.
  • Share the website information where others can also sign up for updates:


Neff and Purcell Intersection Detour Routes

  • Eastbound (south option) – go south on Eighth Street, east on Greenwood Avenue, north on 27th Street
  • Eastbound (north option) – go north on Eighth Street, east on Butler Market Road and south on 27th Street
  • Westbound (south option) – go south on 27th Street, west on Greenwood Avenue, north on Eighth Street
  • Westbound (north option) – go north on 27th Street, west on Butler Market Road and south on Eighth Street

Temporary Pedestrian Access Routes

Please use marked temporary pedestrian detours. Please be aware these temporary pedestrian access routes will change as needed during different phases of work.

Interactive Traffic Impacts Map

You may also monitor current and upcoming detours and closures at


This project is partly funded by the voter-approved 2020 Transportation General Obligation (GO) Bond. To learn about more projects around Bend included in the GO Bond, visit