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).

City Traffic Report – Week of September 5th to 11th

By Mike Whitter | September 2, 2022

Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the Week of September 5 – 11

Post Date: 09/02/2022 7:55 AM
  • Deschutes Market Road between Yeoman Road and Monticello Drive for Frontage improvements for Solis at Petrosa, northbound lane closure with detour, 8/29/22 – 9/30/22.
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Help Select Roundabout Art

Art In Public Places is welcoming public input on selecting a piece of art to be placed at the new roundabout that joins 27th, Empire, and Butler Market.

https://artinpublicplaces.org/empire-butlermrkt-27th.html

Models of the proposed art sculptures for this roundabout will be on display at the Larkspur Community center July 25-August 1 and the downtown Bend Deschutes Public Library from August 2-9. Community

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City Traffic Report – Week of June 13th to 19th

Weekly Road and Traffic Report for the Week of June 13 – 19 Post Date: 06/09/2022 4:21 PM

  • Brinson Boulevard between NE 18th Street and Layton Avenue for infrastructure installation, eastbound lane closure. Completion scheduled for early summer 2022.
3D visualization of planned roundabout at intersection ntersection of US20 and Ward and Hamby roads east of Bend.

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -5/27/22

US 20: Ward-Hamby Road Intersection Project (Bend Area)

Road work will continue at the ODOT US 20 Ward/Hamby roundabout. Work will include installation of signs and pavement markings in the vicinity of the roundabout. Hamby Road and Ward Road will be closed to traffic at the roundabout on Tuesday May 31 for pavement striping work. On Tuesday May 31, Ward Road will be

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

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -5/13/22

U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Intersection Project (MP 3.26 – MP 3.86)

 ODOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads.

The Contractor will have a full road closure of Ward Rd. and Hamby Rd. at US20 the closure will be in effect from May 16th to May 19th. Please use alternate

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

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -5/06/22

US 20: Ward-Hamby Road Intersection Project (Bend Area) –

The ODOT US 20 Ward/Hamby roundabout is open to traffic as of May 7. Hamby Road is also open to traffic between US 20 and Neff Road, but Ward Road will remain closed through May 20. Ward Road is closed between US 20 and Bear Creek Road. A designated detour route is in place

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

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -4/22/22

ODOT Region 4 Weekly Construction Update – April 25 – 29, 2022

U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Intersection Project (MP 3.26 – MP 3.86)

ODOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 20 and Ward/Hamby roads.

The Contractor will have a full road closure of Hamby Rd. at US20 and a full road closure of Ward Rd. at

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Radar Speed Sign Request – We need your feedback by 4/24/22

Please submit your request for a Radar Speed sign at MVNA Radar Sign Request Form.

The deadline for MVNA requests is extended to  April 24th.

City guidelines for a request: “the street locations should be more than three blocks long, connect other streets in the neighborhood, and have multiple speeding complaints. Signs can only go where there is an

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

“School speed 20 mph when flashing signs” will be installed on Neff Road this summer

Per City Engineering, “School speed 20 mph when flashing signs” will be installed this summer at Neff Road and the crosswalks for Pilot Butte Middle School. They will be programmed in coordination with the school district and flash when students are on their way to and from school (both elementary and middle school start and end times will be accommodated).

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Radar Speed Sign Request – We need your feedback – 4/2/22

Please submit your request for a Radar Speed sign at MVNA Radar Sign Request Form.

The deadline for MVNA requests is April 12th.

City guidelines for a request: “the street locations should be more than three blocks long, connect other streets in the neighborhood, and have multiple speeding complaints. Signs can only go where there is an existing speed

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

Hwy20 Hamby/Ward Roundabout Update -4/01/22

U.S. 20: Ward/Hamby Rd. Roundabout Project (MP 3.26 – MP 3.86) The Contractor will have a full road closure of Hamby Rd. at US20 and a full road closure of Ward Rd. at US20. The closure will be in effect until April 26th. Please use alternate route during this closure a detour route will be posted. Also, US20 will be

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.

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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.