When: Wed., Oct. 21, 5 p.m. 2020
Wednesday, October 21st, supporters of Measure 9-135, Bend’s transportation bond, will gather along the south side of SE Reed Market Road (at the Railroad crossing) to highlight the current dangerous and congested conditions of Bend’s roads. The Bond measure will dedicate $190 million towards transportation improvement projects, including a bridge crossing the railroad in this location to improve safety and traffic flow. Speakers will include: Mike Riley, Executive Director of the Environmental Center Katy Brooks, Executive Director, Bend Chamber of Commerce David Howe, retired Battalion Chief, Bend Fire Department Scott Douglas, Board President, Boys & Girls Club of Bend Lisa Goodman, Public Information & Government Affairs Officer, St. Charles Health Systems In addition to a new bridge at the railroad crossing, Reed Market Road is one of several roads slated for improvements to US 97/Parkway ramp interchanges. Others include Empire Ave, Butler Market Rd, Colorado Ave, Powers Rd, and Murphy Rd to be improved by Measure 9-135.