Traffic delays expected in North Bend

North Bend residents can expect some traffic delays along North Bend Way starting July 20.

The delays will occur during the construction of a new, privately funded, roundabout at the intersection of Southeast North Bend Way and 436th Avenue Southeast. Completion of the project is tentatively scheduled for October.

Detours will be provided along North Bend and Cedar Falls Way, and drivers should anticipate single lange closures and short delays during construction. The city says the roundabout is expected to mitigate future traffic impacts.

During several phases of construction, 436th Avenue Southeast, between North Bend Way and Cedar Falls Way, will be closed. Local access will be provided to those who live on 436th.

The west end of Southeast Tanner Road, at the intersection of 436th Avenue Southeast, will be permanently closed during construction. As part of the project, an access road will be built to connect the west end of Tanner Road to North Bend Way.

The roundabout will be built by Cedar River Partners, who are also developing a 212-unit apartment complex on the former Dahlgreen property off of East Park Street.