Transportation – Neff-Purcell Construction Update and School detours 2/23/2023

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES – February 23 through March 1

Purcell Extension

Excavation and rock hammering will continue in the vicinity of the Purcell Extension. This work is necessary to prepare the site for the installation of new infrastructure.

Neff and Purcell Intersection

As of February 22, 2023, the Neff and Purcell intersection has been closed and a traffic control detour is implemented. This detour will redirect traffic around the construction zone (see the above map).

In coordination with franchise utility companies, work within the intersection has started with underground utility relocations to allow for the intersection improvements. This work requires multiple synergistic efforts between independent agencies. Over the upcoming weeks, start and completion cycles will overlap as allowed during each work day.
Pilot Butte Middle School families will receive student drop-off and pick-up communication directly from the school. Information will be available on the school website.

    Public transportation via Cascade East Transit will have route adjustments and stop closures. Details can be found at

    Pilot Butte Middle School families will receive communication directly from the school. Information will also be available on the school website

Project Communications

The City is committed to keeping neighbors, businesses and the community informed throughout the project through the project website, public informational meetings, mailings and emails. For more information, contact the project team at

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