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 of Bend NSSP Update – 11-30-21

By Mike Whitter | November 30, 2021
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 finalist locations were prioritized and selected from these submissions for geographic equity and to fit within the $800,000 funding available. Thanks to the passage of the transportation GO Bond in November 2020, the program now has $8 million in funding to continue its progress in the years ahead.
You can learn more at bendoregon.gov/streetsafety.
Street Paving 2021

Street Preservation September 2021

This year, City street crews improved 74.5 lane miles in Bend. With the City’s ‘keep good roads good’ philosophy, work focused on using the right treatment at the right time to be cost-effective and maintain public roads. Read the season’s street preservation highlights here. To learn more about Bend’s street preservation practices visit bendoregon.gov/streetpreservation.

NE Purcell and NE Butler Mkt facing west

Empire Corridor Improvements – Weekly Update September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

NE Purcell Blvd and NE Butler Market Roundabout to be Completed in October

Due to a COVID outbreak, the opening of the new roundabout has been delayed and is now slated for October.

Intermittent work will occur at the intersections of NE Wild Rivers Loop, NE Cradle Mountain Way, NE Purser Avenue and NE Castle Avenue for

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Please help improve bicycling in Bend – take the community survey

Summary from Transportation Mobility Department: To help us gain a better understanding of local residents’ bike riding experiences in our community as we travel along this path towards a truly multimodal transportation system, we would greatly appreciate your help by taking a public survey hosted for the City of Bend by the League of American Bicyclists. The City has applied

NE Purcell and NE Butler Mkt facing west

Empire Corridor Improvements – Weekly Update September 9, 2021

Back to School Means Sharing the Road with School-age Pedestrians and Bicyclists

  • Please obey speed laws in school zones.
  • Watch for both pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Allow for extra driving time immediately before and after school.
  • Don’t block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn.

 

Due to a COVID outbreak, the

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Bend and Deschutes County Transportation Safety Survey

Here’s the problem: 31 people died in Deschutes County traffic crashes last year, despite a significant drop-off in traffic volumes. That was the most fatalities in more than 10 years. Especially at risk are young drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Statistics show the risk of fatalities could be reduced by more than two-thirds if drivers do these four things:

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    Empire Corridor Improvements – Weekly Update September 2, 2021

    September 2, 2021

     

    Due to a COVID outbreak, the opening of the new roundabout has been delayed and is now slated for early October.

    Early morning work may occur through early September.  Work will begin as early as 4 a.m. during this timeframe.  This work is limited to NE Butler Market Road and NE Purcell Blvd intersection.

    Intermittent work

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    Empire Corridor Improvements – Weekly Update

    EMPIRE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS WEEKLY UPDATE

     

    AUGUST 26, 2021

    Early morning work may occur through early September.  Work will begin as early as 4 a.m. during this timeframe.  This work is limited to NE Butler Market Road and NE Purcell Blvd intersection.

    Intermittent work will occur at the intersections of NE Wild Rivers Loop, NE Cradle Mountain Way, NE Purser

    NE Purcell and Butler Market closure

    Full Closure Coming to NE Purcell Blvd and NE Butler Market Beginning Monday, May 3rd -September

    • The intersection at NE Purcell Blvd and NE Butler Market Road will be closed for roundabout construction beginning Monday, May 3rd.
      • There will be no access allowed for vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians during construction.
    • Modernization of NE Purcell Blvd between NE Butler Market Road and the NUID canal (May 3rd-September).
      • This section of roadway will be open to local traffic only.
    • Detours in place
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    Empire Corridor Improvements – Construction Resumes

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    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.