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Neff-Purcell Construction Closure Coming

BEND, OR -- Construction will tie up traffic near a busy northeast Bend intersection, starting in about a month. 

“The Neff and Purcell intersection will be closed for six months and the detour goes way around on Highway 20 to 27th Street, or way around on Butler Market to 27th Street,” Kim Curley, with Commute Options, urges drivers to find alternate modes of transportation to help alleviate congestion. “When folks see the diggers and the ‘road closed’ signs and they lose their minds trying to get to work on time, we offer free carpool matching through our website Get There,” Curley suggests.

The closure is scheduled to begin February 22nd. Crews will extend Purcell near the hospital and add striping for area bike lanes. Click HERE to learn more about the project.

“For this group of employees in the medical district, residents in that part of northeast Bend, I have lots of great opportunities for you to do the same - carpool match, offer a ride, figure out a bike route, something different other than sitting in detours,” said Curley.

Detours, timelines, and other project updates will be presented at a pre-construction public meeting on February 2nd from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Deschutes Children’s Foundation on Daggett Lane.

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