Bend and Deschutes County, Oregon
The City of Bend, Deschutes County, ODOT
Construction Materials Testing
The City of Bend and Deschutes County have been the fastest growing part of Oregon over the past decade. The influx of new residents and transformation of the local economy has put a tremendous strain on transportation infrastructure. In 2020, the City of Bend’s adopted a Transportation System Plan (TSP) and voters approved a $195M Transportation Bond that sets policies and investment priorities to support how people and goods move within and through the City and County over the next 20 years.
Scope of Work:
Since 2015, Wallace Group has been commissioned by the City of Bend, Deschutes County, and ODOT to provide geotechnical engineering studies, environmental due diligence, stormwater permitting, and construction quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) services for many key transportation infrastructure projects. These projects include roundabouts, corridor widening and reconstruction, bridges, RR crossing improvements, signal pole relocation, mast arms for highway signage, water, sewer and stormwater improvements, along with new arterial and surface streets.
Recent projects include: Cooley Road-US Highway 20 Roundabout, Empire Avenue Corridor, Newport Avenue Corridor, Murphy Road Extension, 14th Street Improvements, Simpson-Columbia Roundabout, Colorado and Columbia Roundabout, Murphy and Parrell Roundabout, Riverfront Street Improvements, Hunnell Road Extension, N. Highway 97 Mast Arms, and the Wilson Corridor Improvements.
Working in high traffic rights-of-way along major transportation routes requires extensive planning and attention to safety. Creative approaches to collecting data in limited access areas throughout the year, and aggressive construction schedules also require Wallace Group to coordinate closely with clients, local agencies, and project design/construction partners to complete these critical projects which have a major influence on the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.