BEND, OR -- Deschutes County Commissioners have granted a Noise Variance for nighttime construction work on Deschutes Market Road and Highway 97. The City of Bend requested the variance from 10pm to 7am during Phase 2 of the North Interceptor Sewer project. The blasting will occur twice a week for 8 weeks from August 1st to November 14th. The Project Manager Jessica McLanahan with the City of Bend says they’re looking at ways to minimize the impact of the night work. Notifications about the nighttime blasting were sent to 586 individuals and agencies with one negative comment returned.