The City of North Bend recently announced that a three-week closure of the intersection of North Bend Way and Main Ave is expected to start September 5th, lasting approximately three weeks.
The closure is part of the Downtown Plaza project that will replace some underground utilities, redesign/upgrade sidewalks and improve traffic flow through the downtown core.
During the North Bend Way/Main Ave closure, there will also be reduced parking near the construction area. Traffic detours and signage will be in place to direct people around the project site, along with signage pointing drivers to alternative parking locations.
Downtown Businesses Open, Need Local Support
Trying to frequent your favorite downtown businesses? They want you to know that they’re open and encourage residents to use the alternative parking lots and continue to frequent their favorite spots.
The city also encourages residents and visitors to continue supporting downtown businesses during construction. One downtown business owner summed it up saying, “We need the support more than ever.”
The image below shows multiple alternative parking areas available for shoppers.
Downtown Plaza Project Timeline
The Downtown Plaza Project is expected to last through November 2017. The City of North Bend says the project will “create an attractive and safe downtown environment to shop, dine and gather. It will result in widened sidewalks, pedestrian amenities, and traffic calming measures to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicular traffic.”
More information, including construction phases and conceptual drawings can be found on the City of North Bend Public Works Department Current Projects Web Page.