BEND, OR -- First came the new roundabout on Brookswood Blvd in southwest Bend. And as of 10:30 Monday morning, the new Murphy Road extension from Third Street to Brookswood is open for traffic.
Peter Murphy with the Oregon Department of Transportation says the new road will help move east/west traffic. “People will be able to use Murphy Road, Murphy Bridge to get across from the west side to the east side and back which is something we really didn’t have before. You know we had to go through a couple of stop lights to get across or go a real roundabout way to get across the parkway basically."
This project will eliminate the traffic light at Pinebrook Boulevard on the Parkway. There will also be a median barrier placed on the parkway at Pinebrook.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the new Murphy Road extension Monday at 10 a.m., and traffic will begin flowing at 10:30 a.m.