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South Canal Improvement Project Open House #2

Post Date:06/08/2018 1:29 PM

City of Redmond to host second open house to discuss planned detour routes for the upcoming phase of South Canal Blvd. improvements. The open house will be Monday, June 11, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redmond City Hall, 411 SW 9th Street, room 208.  Site neighbors and interested members of the public are invited to attend, view the plans and get copies of detour maps. 

The next phase of boulevard reconstruction will temporarily close sections of the road from SW Quartz Avenue to SW Obsidian Avenue during construction starting on Monday, June 18th.  The main detour routes for northbound traffic will be on Odem Medo Rd., Highway 97 and SW Veterans Way. Meanwhile, southbound traffic will be rerouted to SW Quartz Ave., SW 27th Street and SW Salmon Ave. Detour routes are shown on the accompanying map.

For a short time, starting the week of June 18th traffic closures will also be in place on SW Obsidian Ave. and SW 11th St., near Obsidian Junior High School. Northbound traffic will detour to SW 15th St., SW Kalama Ave. and Veterans Way. Southbound traffic will move onto SW 15th St. and SW Quartz Ave.

Construction has been underway for several months to rebuild South Canal Boulevard in Redmond. The City of Redmond is upgrading the boulevard to meet current standards for arterials. This project replaces deteriorating pavement on a major route that is an important part of the city’s street network and replaces aging water pipelines.

Construction began in March in the southern section, from SW Yew Avenue to Odem Medo Road. Construction on the southern section and detours there will continue through October. Construction on the northern section will be completed in Spring 2019.

Traffic detour routes for the northern and southern sections of S. Canal Blvd. construction are shown on the project website at

The contractor, Knife River Northwest, has established a Construction Hotline number: 541-579-2233.

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