BEND, OR -- The city opened the new roundabout at 15th and Reed Market Road last Friday. It was slated to open a week earlier, but it was delayed by all the snow that hit the region. City Engineer Ryan Oster says it was good news to a lot of drivers who live near there. "It opened up Friday afternoon. The traffic was in it by 3 P.M. it was very helpful to those traveling north and south on 15th. They no longer have to take the detour on to 9th. So we now have full access 15th to 27th along Reed Market as well."
Traffic on Reed Market between Third and Ninth Street will remain one lane until next year. The whole Reed Market project is expected to wrap up in the fall of 2015.