Coast to Coast

9:00pm - 12:00am

Local News

BEND, OR -- Bend City Councilors have approved additional money to finish the design for Galveston Corridor improvements. Wednesday night’s 5-1 vote sends nearly $496,000 more to a project that’s been in the works for more than four years. Councilor Bill Moseley was the lone "no" vote; Councilor Sally Russell recused herself due to a potential conflict of interest because she owns property on NW Galveston Ave.


Project Engineer Garrett Sabourin, with the city, admits the additional money means about 17% of the project’s budget will be spent on design. 

"This is a very complex project, for a transportation project. There are a lot of different infrastructure components; there’s a heavily traveled corridor. There’s – I’ll leave it at, it’s very complex. Our typical process for going through design and our industry standard that we’d like to see with this complexity is more in the 12%-16% range, for design dollars spent." He told Councilors, "Part of that is credited, in my professional opinion, to this start and stop effort that we’ve been doing on this project. Every time we delay things and that we don’t have a continuous project, we lose efficiency. There’s team members who change, there’s ramping up and ramping down; it’s not a continuous effort."


Work on NW Galveston Ave., between Federal St. and Harmon Blvd., is supposed to address pedestrian and bicycle safety and manage storm water with the addition of medians, sidewalks and other improvements. For more on the project, visit the city of Bend's website. It's expected to cost around $3.9 million, although actual construction funds have not yet been allocated.  

Hide Comments

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:





  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.


  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.


  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.