Bend Newport Corridor Improvements
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A Project in Your Neighborhood
Newport Corridor Improvements will replace the aging and failing stormwater drainage system along Newport Avenue from College Way to 9th Street, and down Nashville Avenue to the Deschutes River (see maps below). The project will also provide drainage improvements in the South Awbrey Butte area to reduce flows into the Newport Avenue system to help prevent flooding and improve water quality discharged to the Deschutes River.
Working Above and Below Ground
In addition to the drainage system improvements, Newport Corridor upgrades will also:
- Reconstruct the roadway from College Way to 9th Street.
- Replace the existing sewer trunk line.
- Replace water distribution pipes in the rebuilt roadway.
- Install new sidewalks, curb ramps, lighting, landscape irrigation, and signage.
Reducing Impacts to the River
A major goal of this project, is to improve the quality and reduce the quantity of the stormwater discharged into the Deschutes River. The stormwater that flows from South Awbrey Butte, will eventually make its way to the system under Newport Avenue, which eventually discharges to the Deschutes River, at Pageant Park. This project will provide systems for collection of that water, treatment and discharge, through infiltration into the ground. We are currently evaluating viable stormwater treatment options, including in-ground filter-type units and surface treatment systems (swales, ponds, etc.).
Newport Corridor Improvements Project Timeline
2017 – Drainage Study in Newport corridor and South Awbrey Butte area
Spring 2019 – DEQ Loan funds replacement of the Newport Ave stormwater system
Fall 2019 – Design Begins
Winter 2019-20 – Survey and Geotechnical Drilling
Spring 2020 – Potholing Activity on Newport Ave & Nashville Ave
Spring 2021 – Construction Begins
Fall 2022 – Construction Complete
The Newport Corridor project will also result in a new roadway for people who drive, ride bikes and walk.
This stormwater outfall flows into the Deschutes River.
Here’s what’s planned…
Newport Avenue roadway repaved - College Way through 9th StreetContinuous sidewalks (both sides)
Continuous sidewalks (both sides)Striped bike lanes
Striped bike lanesMarked pedestrian crossings with accessible ramps
Marked pedestrian crossings with accessible rampsStreet lighting at intersections
Street lighting at intersections9th Street to 12th Street: on-street parking, street trees
9th Street to 12th Street: on-street parking, street treesReplace sewer trunk line and service connections
Replace sewer trunk line and service connectionsConstruct new stormwater system to collect and treat the water before returned to stream
Construct new stormwater system to collect and treat the water before returned to streamReplace water distribution pipes and service connections
Replace water distribution pipes and service connections
Click on a corridor segment below to view the preliminary design in that area...
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