The first stage of the Reed Market Road project is expected to be completed at the end of the month. “We're looking to wrap up right around the holiday (Labor Day),” said project manager David Abbas. “At that point we'll transition from stage one to stage two.”
The first stage, which shut the road down from SE Newberry Drive to SE Shadowood Drive, involved construction of bike lanes and sidewalks and a landscaped stormwater swell. That portion of the road is expected to be open in early September.
Concrete was used during the section's road construction after the city had a lifecycle cost analysis done, which determined concrete would need less maintenance and upkeep over the span of 30 years, Abbas said. Stage 2, which is expected to begin in early September, will shut the road down from SE Shadowood Dr. to SE Orion Dr. Stage 2 is expected to be complete by mid-November.
The three-stage Reed Market improvement project is funded by a $30 million 2011 bond measure approved by Bend voters.