BEND, Ore. -

Major construction at the Highway 97 (Bend Parkway) Murphy Road project will bring traffic control changes there early next week.

ODOT and its contractor on the project, Hamilton Construction of Springfield, will be installing girders at the new Murphy Road Bridge on Tuesday night and Thursday night next week.

To minimize disruption to traffic, the girders will be installed over the northbound lanes of the Parkway on Tuesday night and over the southbound lanes on Thursday night.

However, lane changes will be necessary beginning Monday to accommodate this element of the project as follows:

Date

Time

Activity

Traffic Control

Mon., March 17

9 pm to 7 am

Crane staging in center median

Signal at Pinebrook/Parkway turned off. Intersection controlled by flaggers. Parkway traffic shifted to southbound lanes

Tues., March 18

7 pm to 7 am

Bridge girders placed over northbound lanes

Signal at Pinebrook/Parkway turned off. Intersection controlled by flaggers; Parkway traffic shifted to southbound lanes

Wed., March 19

9 pm to 7 am

Reposition cranes

Signal at Pinebrook/Parkway turned off. Intersection controlled by flaggers; Parkway traffic shifted to northbound lanes

Th., March 20

7 pm to 7 am

Bridge girders placed over southbound lanes

Signal at Pinebrook/Parkway turned off. Intersection controlled by flaggers; Parkway traffic shifted to northbound lanes

Fri., March 21

9 pm to 7 am

Crane removal

Signal at Pinebrook/Parkway turned off. Intersection controlled by flaggers; Parkway traffic shifted to northbound lanes

 

Motorists should be aware of these traffic control changes and make alternate travel plans, if possible.

The US97 Murphy Road project is a multi-year construction effort that will increase safety on the Parkway and improve east-west connectivity in the City of Bend.

It is a joint $27 million project that is funded by the Jobs and Transportation Act, passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2009.

In addition to the Murphy Road Bridge, the project includes an overpass at the intersection of 3rd Street and the Parkway, will eliminate a stop light at that intersection, and eliminate a signal at US97 (Parkway) and Pinebrook.

More information about this project is available at:

http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION4/pages/us97-murphyrd/us97-murphyrd.aspx