Press release: Open house for information on Murphy/Parrell roundabout

If you live in the southeast part of town, there is an open house meeting providing information about upcoming roundabout construction that will be taking place at the intersection of Murphy Road and Parrell Road. Here’s the release from the City:

To learn more about the upcoming roundabout construction at the Murphy Road/Parrell Road intersection and accompanying sewer work, the public is invited to an open house informational meeting from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 7, at Jewell Elementary School (at 20550 Murphy Road).

A large sewer collection pipe, primarily located underneath the existing Murphy Road, will redirect sewer ­flow from Third Street east toward 27th Street. Once the sewer line and utility relocation work is completed, a roundabout will be built to bring the intersection up to current standards. The project improves safety and mobility at this busy intersection.

Construction is anticipated to begin in January 2016 and run until the fall of 2016. In order to accommodate the difficult construction sewer line depths, the intersection will be closed and traffic detoured during this period.

The City’s open house is offered to inform residents and businesses of the details of the construction work. Staff will describe the elements of the project, including what may be expected during construction and how the intersection will be impacted.

Project information: www.bendoregon.gov/murphyparrell

One of the key points here is construction will be taking place from this month though (at least!) the fall of this year.