Willamette High Science Wing Demolition

EUGENE, Ore. — The final walls of the old Willamette High School science wing are coming down. This is the second phase of the construction project. The district built the new science wing before demolishing this part of the building, so they didn’t have to rent temporary classrooms. “This is part of the bond measure … Continue reading »

Gateway Mall Renovations Underway

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Construction is in full swing for the Gateway Mall renovation, bringing with it new stores and restaurants for shoppers. Panera Bread, Marhshalls, Petco, Ulta, and Hobby Lobby will all be opening at Gateway Mall once construction is complete. Saturday afternoon construction workers continued demolishing the current mall structure. On the mall’s website … Continue reading »

Qualified Craft Worker Shortage

Oregon – A new survey found that 83 percent of construction firms in the state are having trouble finding qualified craft workers. The survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America also found 61 percent of firms are having a hard time filling professional positions, including project supervisors, estimators and engineers. A construction economist … Continue reading »

Students Take Part in Hands-On Job Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — When it comes to deciding what career to choose, nothing helps more than actually getting to try that job out for yourself. And that’s exactly what happened Thursday at the Construction and Utilities Career Day at the EWEB equipment yard in Eugene. More than 500 high school students from around Lane County … Continue reading »

Delta Highway Closures Continue

EUGENE, Ore. – Another round of closures is scheduled the week on Delta Highway as construction of a new bridge at Goodpasture Island Road continues. The northbound lanes from the Goodpasture Island Road off-ramp to the on-ramp will be closed Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Northbound traffic can get around the construction … Continue reading »

EmX Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Water and Electric Board began relocating water mains Sunday night in preparation of the west Eugene EmX extension project. Construction started on west 7th Avenue from Madison Street to Charnelton Street. Crews will also be working on west 7th Avenue between Garfield Street and Chambers Street. The work will take … Continue reading »

Donald Street Closures for Repaving

EUGENE, Ore. – Motorist should be prepared for the closure of a local road this week for repaving. Drivers on Donald Street from 46th Avenue to Fox Hollow Road should prepare for closed travel lanes and detours for the next several days during daytime construction hours. Paving work Wednesday through Friday will close Donald Street … Continue reading »

Overnight Closures on Delta Highway

EUGENE, Ore. — A section of Delta Highway will be closed Tuesday night for bridge construction. Project developers with the city of Eugene said they have to shut down the highway to use cranes to install the support beams. They’re expanding the bridge to get ready for increased traffic flows once the Riverwalk Apartment complex … Continue reading »

State Board Warns About Paving Scammers

EUGENE, Ore. — Property owners in rural Lane County are being warned to watch out for paving scammers. The Construction Contractors Board, the state agency that licenses contractors, says paving scammers may be at work in rural Lane County. The CCB says a Marcola property owner was approached earlier this year with a offer to … Continue reading »

UO Showcases Student-Built House

EUGENE, Ore. — A home in west Eugene, designed and built by students, will soon go on the market. The construction deadline is dependent on school terms. The project is a partnership between University of Oregon architecture students and Lane Community College carpentry students. It’s the first home built through the program, designed and constructed … Continue reading »

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