ODOT looking for feedback on Bend Parkway congestion, safety issues

The Oregon Department of Transportation is seeking public input for proposed solutions to congestion and safety problems on the Bend Parkway.

Feedback will be taken online through December 15th.


According to ODOT, the solutions are part of the final phase of the U.S. 97 Parkway Plan, which will identify cost-effective, achievable improvements for motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and others who use the Parkway. 

Among the improvements that planners are considering are new auxiliary lanes, interchanges and overcrossings.

Corridor-wide changes could include modifying or closing problematic intersections, removing or making changes to signals, and providing separated bike and pedestrian crossings. Ramp meters, improved signage, and wider shoulders are also being considered. 

For more information, visit the project website (bit.ly/US97BendParkway) or contact:


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