The City of Bend is holding a pre-construction open house for the new roundabout planned at Simpson Ave. and Mt. Washington Dr.
The meeting will take place Thursday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Bend City Hall, 710 NW Wall St. No formal presentation is planned; the public is invited to drop in at any time.
Construction of the new roundabout is scheduled to begin in mid-June and continue until this October. A signed, temporary detour route will be in place during that time to allow the contractor full access to the site. The Simpson Ave. /Mt. Washington Dr. roundabout is the first project to be constructed from the 2011 transportation General Obligation (G.O.) Bond program. Total project cost is $3 million.
The G.O. Bond program is a voter-approved package of street and intersection improvements located throughout the city. The bond measure authorized $30 million for eight separate projects which were selected based on known safety and congestion issues, geographic location, and the opportunity to provide local construction jobs. Construction will take place through 2014.
For more information, visit www.bendoregon.gov/GOBond.