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A speaker known around the world for promoting walkable communities is speaking in Bend today and tonight.  Dan Burden is the keynote speaker at Bend's City Club. The title of his message is "From Blight to Boon." Jeff Monson with the City Club says some of the challenges for cities are big highways that cut people off from them. "He's well-known in the field for bicycling, walking, promoting walkable communities, community design. His catch phrase is: “building towns for people, town centers and communities for people and helping them develop parks and encourage active participation.” At least 100 people were signed up for today's City Club event. He's also speaking tonight at St. Charles in Bend at 6 p.m. While he's in Central Oregon, he's also meeting with local leaders and planners to take a look at potential improvements on Galveston and on parts of Third Street in Bend.

 

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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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