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710 NW Wall St, Bend, United States



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One of the Council’s 2017-2019 goals is improving road conditions and transportation facilities. In addition to supporting the update of the Transportation System Plan and approving other major capital road projects, the Council reallocated one-time funding to maintenance efforts to improve street conditions during this two-year budget cycle. It is resulting in improved road conditions around Bend! Road conditions are measured by what’s known in the industry as the pavement condition index, a numerical value between 0 and 100 that gives a standardized rating of the city’s streets. A score of 85-100 is rated as “excellent,” 70-84 as “good,” 50-69 as “at-risk,” 25-49 as “poor,” and 0-24 as “very poor.”

Road construction season is about to begin, and with that, we also begin to issue the Weekly Road and Traffic Report. The weekly reports help you find the best routes around town during construction season. Next week, lane closures on 14th Street and China Hat Road are among the traffic changes to be aware of. More info in the first report, for the week of March 26, which is found at You can also get the reports directed to your inbox if you sign up at

Today is UN-Water World Water Day, a day to explore how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Here in Bend, we use natural systems every day to help improve water quality and reduce flooding and drought impacts. Look around to the landscaping that you might see in front of businesses or at your home that allows the water to collect and slowly sink into the ground or be taken up by vegetation, as it would in a natural environment. These are examples of green infrastructure. You might know them by names like rain gardens, swales, “that low spot in my yard,” or bioretention. As they hold and slow down stormwater runoff, the soil and plants help break down pollutants and cleanse the water before it continues on to our beautiful Deschutes River or our underground drinking water source. So this World Water Day, raise a glass of water to nature and all the hard work it does to provide safe drinking water!

You’re invited to our informational Open House about the upcoming 14th Street Reconstruction Project. The Open House is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 19, at the Westside Village Magnet School, 1101 NW 12th Street, Bend. The 14th Street Reconstruction Project is scheduled to begin April 2.

Bend Fire continually adapts its training to best serve our unique community. This year’s new training focus will be fighting fires on upper floors of taller buildings. Check it out!

The Bend City Council authorized about $5 million for street preservation work #inBend this summer. The City’s “Keep Good Roads Good” philosophy means we maintain and preserve streets with the most cost-effective treatment for the road condition.

The Bend Fire Department offers FREE hands-only CPR classes the first Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at its Training Center. No mouth to mouth! Call 541-322-6300 to register.

The Bend Fire Department offers FREE hands-only CPR classes the first Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at its Training Center. No mouth to mouth! Call 541-322-6300 to register.

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The City is always proud when there's a City of Bend Police Department swearing in ceremony - where new hires, reserve officers and those receiving promotion take their oaths. Here's a few photos from a recent swearing in celebration.

Check out the City of Bend Police Department new video about what it's like to work and live here. Police are currently hiring.


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