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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.

The Newport Corridor project will also result in a new roadway for people who drive, ride bikes and walk.

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This stormwater outfall flows into the Deschutes River.

Here’s what’s planned…

Roadway repaved

Newport Avenue roadway repaved - College Way through 9th Street

Continuous sidewalks (both sides)

Continuous sidewalks (both sides)

Striped bike lanes

Striped bike lanes

Marked pedestrian crossings with accessible ramps

Marked pedestrian crossings with accessible ramps

Street lighting at intersections

Street lighting at intersections

9th Street to 12th Street: on-street parking, street trees

9th Street to 12th Street: on-street parking, street trees

Replace sewer trunk line and service connections

Replace sewer trunk line and service connections

Construct 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 stream

Replace 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...

Frequently Asked Questions

Utility “Potholing” Begins in April

Utility potholing will begin in April along the Newport Avenue corridor from NW College Way to Nashville Avenue.

Utility potholing is a way to verify the location of underground utilities prior to construction. Vactor (vacuum) trucks create circular holes to remove loose fill material and expose conduits and cables before digging.

More than 90 locations have been identified for exploration. The work will take place in April and May. As the work is completed and utility layout noted, the holes will be refilled until construction.

Bend Newport Corridor - Potholing

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Contact

Drew Wells, P.E.
Project Manager
awells@bendoregon.gov

Linda Swearingen
Public Involvement
lllswear@aol.com

Ron Hand
Public Involvement
rhand@dowl.com

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