Transportation

MVNA is home to several major roads and therefore we also have our share of road and transportation projects. We make every effort to communicate with our neighbors about major developments in transportation and street safety.

Contact us if you have questions or concerns about transportation in MVNA.

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Below are links to current transportation projects in our neighborhood (newest at the top).

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -1/03/22

By Mike Whitter | January 4, 2022

Weekly Construction Update

U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Intersection Project (MP3.26-MP3.86)
 
Jan.03-07, 2022
 
ODOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads. No project work this week due to inclement weather.
 
Ward/Hamby roundabout
Construction of the Ward/Hamby roundabout on U.S. 20 east of Bend is now under way, though earthwork will likely begin in the spring.
3D visualization of planned roundabout at intersection ntersection of US20 and Ward and Hamby roads east of Bend.

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -12/20/21

Weekly Construction Update Dec.20-24, 2021   Deschutes County   U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Intersection Project (MP3.26-MP3.86)   ODOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads. The contractor will be working on the shoulder this week. No impact to traffic. The contractor will not be performing any work on site Dec. 23 – Jan.

3D visualization of planned roundabout at intersection ntersection of US20 and Ward and Hamby roads east of Bend.

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -12/13/21

Weekly Construction Update

 Dec. 13-17, 2021

Deschutes County

U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Intersection Project (MP3.26-MP3.86)

ODOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads. The contractor will be working on the shoulder this week. No impact to traffic.

For information contact:

Richard Swart, Community Affairs Coordinator

3D visualization of planned roundabout at intersection ntersection of US20 and Ward and Hamby roads east of Bend.

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -12/06/21

ODOT Weekly Construction Update 12/6/21 to 12/10/21

U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Intersection Project (MP3.26-MP3.86)

ODOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads. The contractor will be working on the shoulder this week. No impact to traffic.

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City of Bend News Release – 12/1/21

From: Anne Aurand, Communications Director

541-388-5573, aaurand@bendoregon.gov

Contact: Sinclair Burr, Principal Engineer

541-330-4018, sburr@bendoregon.gov

 

Transportation Bond Oversight Committee Recommends 5-Year Project Schedule

The Transportation Bond Oversight Committee presented its 5-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) recommendation to the Bend City Council during a work session Wednesday. The oversight

NSSP Update

City of Bend NSSP Update – 11-30-21

This year, the Neighborhood Street Safety Program (NSSP), which was first created and funded by City Council in 2019, completed its first edition of improvements. This program included the solicitation of street safety project applications from community members that eventually totaled more than 360 locations! With the help of Bend’s 13 Neighborhood Associations and the Neighborhood Leadership Alliance (NLA), eight

3D visualization of planned roundabout at intersection ntersection of US20 and Ward and Hamby roads east of Bend.

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update

​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.

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Neff and Purcell Intersection Update

The Neff and Purcell intersection project is in the City’s approved budget for 2021-2023.  Construction will begin in 2022.

ODOT - Oregonians Stand Out

Oregon Department of Transportation – News Release 10/04/21

Look out for pedestrians as days grow shorter, foggier

Oct. 4, 2021

For more information, contact Katherine Benenati, 503-871-0388

SALEM – October is Pedestrian Safety Month — a great time to brush up on the basics of keeping everyone safer on our roads, whether you’re commuting to work or just getting exercise.

Pedestrian safety

Empire Corridor Update 9-30-2021

Empire Corridor Improvements – Weekly Update September 28, 2021

City of Bend

EMPIRE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS WEEKLY UPDATE

September 30, 2021

NE Purcell Blvd and NE Butler Market Roundabout Scheduled to Open By Thursday, October 7th

NE Purcell Blvd Between NUID Canal and Butler Market Road to Finish Final Paving and Striping 

  • Limited access to area homes will remain open, but there may be brief delays.
  • Construction is dependent on weather, COVID-19
Empire Corridor Update 9-28-2021

Empire Corridor Improvements – Weekly Update September 28, 2021

Knife River Will be Paving
Along NE Purcell Blvd and Butler Market Road/Purcell Blvd
Roundabout
Wednesday, September 29thth and Thursday, September 30th
Please Be Aware of Delays!

 

 

City of Bend Snow and Ice Plans

Winter is on the way, and everyone is getting ready. The City has a plan for maintaining streets, and a winter tips website to help individuals know what to expect.

During winter snow operations, the City’s Streets & Operations Division prioritizes the highest-use streets that accommodate the most drivers and access hospitals, major employment areas, schools and transit routes. Priority routes receive de-icing, sanding, and plowing first. Get plowing information and maps here.

During the occasional extreme storms, it may be necessary to stay focused on clearing priority routes, which could mean postponing lower priority routes until the priority routes are safe and open to traffic. Lower-use streets—the local residential streets—are a lower priority. Alleys are not considered priorities.

Winter weather in Bend can range from inches to feet of snow, and conditions can vary widely in different areas of town. The City plans budgets and resources for the average winter, and adjusts operations for the occasional extreme storms, which can be challenging for everyone.

The City maintains 865 lane miles with two daily work shifts, 17 snow plow operators per shift and 24 pieces of equipment, from light-duty pickups to medium-duty dump trucks to heavy-duty (two motor graders) with plows.

To determine what operations are needed for any given storm, the Streets & Operations Division Manager considers many factors – snow accumulation, moisture content, presence of sleet, freezing rain or hail, temperatures and forecasts. One decision is whether to call in contractors to help. Contractors are typically called to help plow local residential roads during the occasional extreme storm events. Streets crews support and collaborate with Police and Fire to provide access for emergency services.

Go to bendoregon.gov/winter-operations to find plowing and sanding zone maps, Frequently Asked Questions and much more.Winter Preparation for everyone! 

Everyone has a responsibility to prepare for winter and there is more to think about than just the roads. That means getting resources and supplies lined up before the big storm hits. The City has a one-stop website for a lot of winter preparation tips. Learn what to expect and get information about street plowing, sidewalk shoveling and protecting your pipes and home and more, at bendoregon.gov/winter. Worried about driving in the snow? Be sure to peek at the Oregon Department of Transportation’s helpful winter driving guide.

Accommodation Information for People with Disabilities  
To obtain this information in an alternate format such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, etc. please contact Anne Aurand at 541-388-5573 or aaurand@bendoregon.gov.