The next phase of roundabout construction at the intersection of NE Empire Avenue and NE Purcell Boulevard will begin Monday, June 17. Over the next two months, the entire intersection at Empire Avenue and Purcell Boulevard will be closed. Purcell Boulevard will also continue to be closed from Spinnaker Street to north of Empire Avenue.

Local access will be maintained for residents of the Lava Ridge and Terrango subdivisions. Pine Nursery Park visitors should consider using the Yeoman Road entrance at the north end of the park. Park trails and disc golf will remain open during construction.

Detours may add to commute time, but the closure is timed to coincide with the end of the school year, so parents of Ponderosa Elementary students will not be affected.

For more information go to www.bendoregon.gov/empire or call the construction hotline at 541-200-6979.

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