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The Bend Visitors Center is getting a new home. The lease was signed Wednesday for Visit Bend to move in February. “Very exciting for Bend tourism. We have been looking for a long-term home for Visit Bend. But more importantly a long term home for the Bend Visitor's Center. We found the ideal location in Putnam Point, which is in downtown Bend at the corner of Lava and Oregon.” Doug La Placa of Visit Bend says the new location will give them 40% more room and for the first year will be at the same cost they are paying now.    La Placa says the Tourism Center has simply grown out of its current location.   He adds that it's closer to an exit of the Bend Parkway and it provides more parking.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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