Bend has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to design and build the Empire Blvd and 27th Street interconnect. The project also includes roundabouts at Empire and Purcell and Butler Market and 27th St.
In addition, the pedestrian improvements BANA prioritized last year will be part of the construction. Kiewit NW, one of the expected bidders, contacted BANA to ask what neighbor concerns are regarding the project. Jim Beauchemin, BANA Lands Chair, expressed the desire for an open house to explain the timeline and process if and when a contractor is selected by the city.