BEND, OR -- Bend city officials are trying to give fair warning to those likely to be impacted by The two-year, two-mile sewer line project on SE 27th Street. The 30-foot trench between Reed Market and Medical Center Drive will be a major inconvenience for drivers. Construction begins in July.
At a public meeting Monday night at Barnes and Noble, City Councilor Nathan Boddie said the traffic interruption a necessary evil. “This particular section of pipe, although terribly disruptive to traffic and to the community and to businesses, it’s a thing that’s needed for Bend’s sewer system to work well and cheaply.” He added, “So it’s a big mess and its expensive, but it’s almost kind of one of those things that no matter your philosophy of growth or expansion or of status quo, it’s one those things that’s needed either way.”
The work is part of the Southeast Interceptor Project
designed to create more capacity in sewer lines and reduce sewer overflow risks in other parts of Bend. A second public meeting on the project is Thursday at 6 p.m., at the Desert Streams Church on 27th Street.