Work on Bend’s North corridor of Highway 97 begins this fall. Find out more here.
Realignment to the east will turn existing 97 into Third Street extension; two roundabouts, paths, bike lanes
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Work begins this fall on the long-awaited Bend North Corridor project. This $121.9 million project aims to improve safety, mobility and accessibility while relieving congestion on the north end of town from Empire Avenue to just beyond Cooley Road on both U.S. Highways 20 and 97.
Project features include;Multi-use paths, wider bike lanes, a new bus stop, lower speed limits and enhanced pedestrian and bike crossings throughout the project area. These features will allow everyone safe and efficient access to the…
Dangerous intersections near Metolius will be closing permanently Wednesday. Learn more here.
Three intersections on Highway 97 near Metolius in Jefferson County that have a history of serious and deadly crashes is being permanently closed Wednesday.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is shutting down SW Bear Drive and Eureka Lane at US 97. ODOT said poor visibility and the fact the intersections are at the end of a passing lane have made the intersections especially dangerous.
A concrete barrier will be installed where Bear Drive meets the highway.
The closure will mean changes for…