BEND, OR -- Bend road crews will begin night work, downtown, Wednesday. The project includes grinding down the old pavement, then repaving and striping.
Streets Supervisor Paul Neiswonger says the first stretch will close at about 6:30 p.m. and won’t reopen until around 9 a.m. "You’re going to expect closures, pretty much northbound from Oregon Street up Bond street, up to Wall. Then Wall Street from Vermont, back down to Oregon Street; that little triangle corridor." Eventually work will stretch down Bond and Wall to Colorado, over the next 12 nights; although, he says it will take a pause during the Bend Summer Festival. "Our contractors agreed to do a late start at about 7-7:30 just to help roll this in, so we’re not inconveniencing the business owners and the visitors to Bend."
Neiswonger acknowledges it’s a busy time in Bend for such a big project and tells KBND News, "Unfortunately, it’s just the way the schedule falls. We’re trying to get some stuff done that’s going to happen in August. If we don’t get it done now, it’s not going to happen."
And, if your car ends up in the closure area, Neiswonger says, "If your car does happen to get towed, we’re not towing it; we’re just relocating it down to Troy Field. But, don’t park there. If you see the closure areas and you see the signs there and the cones and all the reader boards please find another spot to park." Click HERE
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