The City of Bend are hoping to get some state money to help improve a portion of Third Street between Franklin and Murphy road. ODOT’s Flexible Funds Program is there to fund non-highway transportation projects, like transit, pedestrian and bicycle improvements. The City is applying for about $320,000 to repair or build about 12,000 feet of sidewalks and curb ramps along Third Street, where the sidewalks are dilapidated or nonexistent. Improving those areas will also improve some high profile business areas, that also has a lot of public transit ridership. City officials say they could find out if they will receive the funds by early next year.