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ODOT Installs Beltline Ramp Meters

EUGENE, Ore. — ODOT is diving into its construction season, including moving ahead with metered-ramp projects on Beltline Highway.

Crews added some of the signage on the ramps, sparking some interest from drivers. The actual meters won’t go up for a couple more months through.

The systems will be installed in four locations–River Road, River Avenue, Green Acres Road and Coburg Road.

“Keep in mind that the whole point of a ramp-metering system is to control the rate at which vehicles enter the roadway. When congestion is at its worst, you’re going to see the meters slow down, allow fewer meters to join in,” said Rick Little, ODOT Spokesman.

The ramp-metering systems are scheduled to be operating by early July.

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