The City of Bend is committed to protecting the quality, safety, and long-term supplies of our water. The Awbrey Butte Waterline Improvement Project was prioritized as a critical project based on the ability to meet current and future capacity demand, upgrade existing aging and undersized pipes, improve west to east conveyance and increase flows for fire suppression. The project will improve Bend’s water delivery and increase the system’s resiliency and reliability by updating approximately 4.25 miles of water pipeline.
Over the upcoming months, survey crews will be conducting land surveying throughout the project area. Crews will capture the existing topography, roadway and surface features as the starting point for the design of the waterline. These activities will primarily be done along the sides of roadways and the edges of the right-of-way with minimal impacts on traffic and residential access.
Some surveying may be necessary within roadways. During these times, please be aware of cones, survey trucks and road signs that may be placed to notify drivers and cyclists of obstructions ahead. For the safety of the workers, please drive cautiously in these areas.
The first phase of work, the design of the project, began in August 2022. Design for the entire project will extend through late 2023. Construction will occur in two phases and is expected to begin in summer 2023 and continue through the end of 2024.
Project Map – subject to change
Additional information and subproject details for the Awbrey Butte Waterline Improvement Project can be found at bendoregon.gov/awbrey-waterline.