By HANNAH SIEVERT
CENTRAL OREGON DAILY
Next Monday, the City of Bend will close the Murphy Road and Brosterhous Road intersection until May for phase two of the Murphy Corridor Improvements Project.
At an open house Wednesday night, city officials shared detour options for those who live in the area.
“We’re trying to share information with the community about our construction schedules as we proceed through the corridor so people can plan their daily route,” Garrett Sabourin, project engineer for the City of Bend, said.
The project includes reconstructing parts of Murphy Road to be three lanes, upgrading roundabouts and adding train track over-crossing.
“There’s several focuses here as well as we know there’s a lot of growth, there’s a lot of pressure in the southeast part of town and we’re trying to stay ahead of that,” Sabourin said.
The project began in January 2019 and will affect different stretches of Murphy Road in phases until the summer of 2021.
“The council identified it as a priority project and we’ve been really fast-tracking it since then to try to get these improvements in place for all of the development pressures we’re seeing in this part of the city,” Sabourin said.
The City of Bend will hold another open house in May for changes coming to Country Club Drive. More information on the project is available online at BendOregon.gov/MurphyProject.