Vehicles zip past the center support and a rebar concrete form Thursday afternoon at the site of construction on the new Murphy Road overcrossing on U.S. Highway 97 in Bend. Hamilton Construction Company of Springfield is the general contractor. According to Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Peter Murphy, the anticipated completion date for phase one of the Murphy Road/U.S. 97 project is 2015. For more information on the project, which according to an ODOT project information sheet is aiming “to improve safety and connectivity by constructing an east-west arterial in the south end of Bend,” visit target=”blank”>www.bend.or.us/index.aspx?page=142.