By ANYSSA BOHANAN
CENTRAL OREGON DAILY
The city of Bend kicked off its most recent construction project at the intersection of Brosterhous and Murphy Road Monday morning.
The construction, part of the Murphy Corridor Improvement Project, will change the intersection from a stop controlled intersection to a roundabout.Garrett Sabourin, Project Manager with the City of Bend, says the roundabout will better suit the growing needs of the area.
“It really looks at what the future growth is here in Southeast Bend, what the needs are for this corridor and provides that form for future capacity needs,” Sabourin said.
The project is expected to take around 10 weeks and will include improvements from Parrell to Brosterhouse Road, and an extension of Murphy Road to Brosterhous to 15th street.
Over the course of the next few months, the most challenging area for drivers will be those who frequently go north and southbound on Brosterhous.
While the project may be inconvenient, Sabourin says it will be worth it for the improved connectivity and safety in the area in the future.
For more information on the Murphy Project and project updates, visit bendoregon.gov/murphyproject.