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Road work on a new roundabout in Bend will get underway today.  Work begins on a new roundabout at Brookswood and Powers in southeast Bend. 

 

The intersection will be closed during the construction so drivers will have to go through a detour through a residential neighborhood off of Brookswood.  Bend Transportation Engineering Manager Nick Arnis says this roundabout will improve safety.  “With the roundabout we'll be able to control the traffic flow. 

 

It's such a high volume area in the Brookswood and Powers area.  The roundabout allows traffic to have a gap for drivers to get in.  It also has huge benefits for pedestrians and bicyclists.  We'll have a crossing for them now.”  Construction is expected to last until October. 

 

The other two roundabouts in Bend under construction include one at Empire and 18th and another at Simpson and Mt. Washington.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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