The Oregon Department of Transportation is working with Bend Police on a safe and orderly traffic plan to accommodate the large crowds expected for this week’s grand opening of Chick-fil-A.
The popular fast-food restaurant opens its first Central Oregon location at 6:30 a.m. Thursday in the Robal Road Village off Highway 97 in north Bend.
ODOT officials and officers will be on site serving as flaggers and traffic light controllers to help alleviate congestion on Highway 97 and on the streets surrounding the shopping plaza.
- Temporary “No Parking” signs will be used on both sides of Nels Anderson to allow cars to have enough space to travel north and south on the road.
- Cones will be used to extend the median on Robal Land and to deter U-turns
- Left turn traffic signal on to Highway 97 will be extended to let more cars out of the plaza through the weekend
- Temporary signage will be in place directing traffic according to the plans.