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- The city has increased funding by 2.5 million for street maintenance. Repaving efforts begin July 5
Bend Downtown Streets to be Repaved, Starting July 5
Expect parking restrictions
Wall and Bond streets will see a facelift this week when crews begin repaving. Work will take place nightly from 7:30pm to 9am. Parking will be restricted in the downtown core after 6:30pm. The project includes grinding out old pavement, repaving and then striping the roads. "Night work will be less disruptive than day work for businesses and people who visit downtown," said Paul Neiswonger, City of Bend streets supervisor
Construction will begin on Bond Street just south of Greenwood Avenue and progress north to Wall Street. Repaving will pause over the weekend during the Bank of Cascades Bend Summer Festival from Friday and will resume Sunday, July 9.
"We understand there is no convenient time to perform road maintenance and prohibit parking downtown, but paving in the summer is necessary and working at night is an attempt to minimize the inconveniences," said Neiswonger. "We are working around a busy summer schedule of festivals and events and getting the work done between major events."
Detours will be marked during construction with drivers asked to follow designated detour routes and use caution in the downtown area to protect the safety of construction workers and pedestrians in the area. Sidewalks will be open when adjacent vehicle lanes are under construction. If the City has to relocate cars that are not moved according to parking restrictions, drivers can retrieve their towed vehicles at the Troy Field parking lot.
The City will finish road work downtown before the Cascade Cycling Classic starts on July 19.