Street Maintenance

The City estimates that Bend faces a backlog of $91 million in repairs to streets, with a pavement condition index of 70 on a scale of 100. That's barely a "C".

To improve our streets, the City has pulled funds from reserves, the general fund and other line-items to push cash into street maintenance and repairs. (A gas tax providing a permanent funding source failed in 2016.) From 2015-2017, about $9.7 million was spent on street repairs causing the pavement condition index to tick up a few points.

The Bend City Council continues to look for ways to fund street repairs and preservation, and over the last two years repairs have been made in every corner of the city. The City's Street Maintenance and Operations Department is working on a wide range of improvements and activities throughout the year.