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"All options are on the table." That's the word today from the State in choosing a new DMV office in Bend. Yesterday the DMV announced that they are pulling out of controversial plans to open an office at the Brookswood Meadow Plaza. Going forward, the State plans to open up all ideas to the robust Public Works process used in large highway projects.  ODOT's David House says that will mean lots of public testimony,  lots of time and all ideas, including Brookswood Plaza, up for discussion. House says what is lost with this direction is the ability to negotiate better deals thru a private process. "For example we've been using the Department of Administrative Services to act as a real estate agent to essentially act as a private company and go out and negotiate confidentially and get the best deal for taxpayers. We can do that when it's a space that's under 10 thousand square feet." Hundreds of neighbors near the Plaza fought the DMV's plans to move in;  they feared the office would bring in too much traffic and thought the location was too remote for most people in Bend.

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  • 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.