The US 97 Bend North Corridor project is being conducted by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The purpose is to provide practically designed solutions to improve safety and mobility for trucks and automobiles on US 97 between the Deschutes Market Road/Tumalo Junction interchange and Empire Avenue interchange. The project includes the development of an environmental impact statement (EIS) to document how alternate solutions would impact the community and environment.
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ODOT has released its Recommendation Document for the Preferred Alternative.
The Final EIS is scheduled for release in August 2014.