US 97 Bend North Corridor Solutions
Overview

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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What's New

ODOT has released its Recommendation Document for the Preferred Alternative.

The Final EIS is scheduled for release in August 2014.

ODOT Views Gridlock n US 97
Why is the Project Needed?

US 97 is highly congested during
peak hours.

Traffic flow is worsening, with drivers having to wait longer at signals.

Travel delays on US 97 are expected to worsen with future growth.

Severe injury and fatal crashes are increasing on US 97.

The intersections of US 97 at Robal Road and US 97 at Cooley Road have more accidents than other similar intersections in the state.

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