BEND, OR -- The roundabout at the intersection of 8th and 9th Street and Franklin Avenue is 15-years-old the due for repairs. Bend Street Director David Abbas says, like other aging roundabouts, traffic has taken its toll. “It’s distressed and a number of potholes and alligator cracking. And so it’s one we’ve identified to fix with some of our maintenance dollars.”
Abbas tells KBND News the $312,000 project and subsequent road closures will last about three weeks. “It will be fixed up before school starts. Bend High is right there, and Bear Creek Elementary is nearby.” There will be detours at the intersection and elsewhere, directing traffic to use other arterial streets during the repair work.