Bend plans Empire Avenue paving

BEND, Ore. - Empire Ave. from Third St. (Hwy 20) to 18th St. has been scheduled for asphalt overlay as part of the City of Bend 2013 Street Maintenance Program. 

Prep work will begin Monday, May 20. Paving is scheduled to begin May 27.  All work will be performed at night (7 p.m. – 7 a.m.) to minimize impacts in this high traffic area. Please note the construction schedule below:

  • May 20-30: Prep Work Empire Ave. from Third St. – 18th St. rolling lane closures for Prep Work,
    (Northbound and Southbound travel open – expect delays
  • May 28/29:  Paving Empire Ave. from Hwy 20. to Parkway Bridge
    (Road Closed – use detour or alternate route)
  • May 29/30:  Paving Empire Ave. from Third St. to 18th St.  (Lane closures: Westbound first, then Eastbound)  Two-way traffic will be maintained – expect delays)
  • May 29–June 3 Paving Continues along Empire Ave. with rolling lane closures to complete paving in turn lanes, medians, etc.

Project dates are estimates based on favorable conditions; variances may occur due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. 

For more information about the Street Maintenance Program, including schedule updates and detour routes, visit

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