Segment 4: Yew Avenue to ______
(formerly Gateway District)
Guiding traffic from the edge of Bend toward Redmond, the Gateway District introduces motorists and bicyclists to the highway. This section has very minimal development relative to other parts of the highway, with only a few homes and a small business area at the north end off of exit 124.
For many, the interchange at US 97 and Yew Avenue signifies the official entrance into Redmond. Because of that, proposals have been made to incorporate Art Deco-style monuments or sculptures that hint at the same theme found in Redmond. Monuments of stone and steel would line the highway, complementing the existing features.
Project teams are in the process of assessing potential improvements in this area. Stay tuned for updates on concepts being considered.