Transportation – Neff-Purcell Construction Update 5/05/2023
Neff and Purcell Project Update
Project construction activities require heavy equipment and open trench work. Stay safe. Always stay outside of the construction areas. Keep children and pets away from the construction zone. Use the posted detour and temporary pedestrian access routes. Please be aware that temporary pedestrian access routes will change as needed during different phases of work.
We have monitored the traffic and installed temporary speed humps on Williamson Court, Paula Drive and Shepard Road. Speed radar devices will continue to be deployed for traffic calming and monitoring in areas experiencing high rates of cut through traffic.
Construction – May 8-26
Processing of the excavated and hammered material continues near Courtney Drive. The crushed rock will be repurposed for pipeline backfill and to change the grade of Neff Road through the intersection.
Installation of the joint utility trench along Purcell Boulevard. By partnering with local agencies, the Purcell Extension evolved into a synergy project which allows for future improvements of the area before finished concrete and asphalt surfaces are in place.
Neff and Purcell Intersection
As the franchise utilities, such as gas, power, cable, etc., are progressing towards completion of relocating their facilities to ideal locations and depths, the City’s contractor is able to begin the planned improvements of the Neff and Purcell intersection.
Asphalt removal in the intersection is anticipated to begin the week of May 8, followed by sewer line replacement work. Note that schedules are estimates and subject to change.
Road Closures and Detours
*Closure dates are estimates and subject to change.
- Eastbound (south option) – go south on 8th Street, east on Greenwood Avenue, north on 27th Street
- Eastbound (north option) – go north on 8th 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 8th Street
- Westbound (north option) – go north on 27th Street, west on Butler Market Road and south on 8th Street
Use marked temporary pedestrian access routes. Please note the temporary pedestrian access routes will change during different phases of work.
Interactive Traffic Impacts Map
You may also monitor current and upcoming detours and closures at bendoregon.gov/traffic.
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 email@example.com.
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: bendoregon.gov/neff-purcell
Questions and Comments?
- Project Phone Line: (458) 202-7348
- Project Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Project Website: bendoregon.gov/neff-purcell
- Project Engineer: Drew Wells, PE
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 bendoregon.gov/gobond.