▶️ 3rd Street construction in Bend: 1 project wrapping up, but another to begin

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If you drive down 3rd Street in Bend, you’ve come across multiple construction projects.

One is on 3rd Street and Olney Avenue, where flaggers are in place to help direct traffic.

The other is on 3rd Street and Mervin Sampels Road where the department of motor vehicles office is located.

“We have more people in town more people on the road thats more wear and tear on the system, so we’re doing this project to help move things along and upgrade all of our aging devices and make a smooth nice road for everyone to drive on,” said Oregon Department of Transportation spokesperson Kacey Davey.

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Work is expected to wrap up on Olney Thursday afternoon, but theres still more to come.

ODOT plans to repave 3rd Street from Mervin Samples to Greenwood Avenue next year, so prepare for those delays.

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