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Construction Closes Many Eugene Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — Major construction is getting underway on several streets in downtown Eugene Monday.

Crews will make extensive repairs to sections of Olive Street, 10th Avenue and Broadway. In all, 11 city blocks will be repaired.

It’s a $1.7 million project that will close roads entirely. Repairs include one block of Olive between west 10th and 11th Avenues, five blocks of West 10th between Olive and Jefferson and five blocks of West Broadway from Monroe to Lincoln.

Broadway and West 10th will be rebuilt with asphalt. Olive Street will be rebuilt with concrete which is more expensive, but is expected to better handle the heavy bus traffic demands.

Eugene Public Works says access to the LTD transit station, Eugene Public Library and other downtown stores and offices in the project area will be maintained at all times. They recommend planning  ahead and you can find the best routes and avoid delays by going to www.keepusmoving.info.

They expect the project to be completed by late September. Funding for the project comes from the voter-approved bond measure to fix city streets and the local gas tax. The work is being done by Eugene Sand & Gravel under a contract managed by the Eugene Public Works Department.

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