Barger Drive Closes for Construction

EUGENE, Ore. — A portion of Barger Drive will be closed starting Monday as construction crews install a new waste water system. The project includes constructing a new 750-foot-long sewer line in Barger Drive from a pump station on Terry Street to a pump station on West Irwin Way. The new line will provide an … Continue reading »

Eugene Skate Park Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — A new $2.5 million skate park in downtown Eugene is about to become reality. More than six years in the works, construction began Monday on the 23,000-square-foot park, which will be covered and lit by the Washington-Jefferson Bridge. Construction is expected to last seven or eight months depending on the weather. “This … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Ramps Closed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The eastbound ramps of the Highway 126 interchange were set up and running Monday morning, but the paving project continues Monday night on the westbound ramps. Crews spent the weekend excavating and rebuilding the road sub grade of the eastbound portion of the 42nd Street interchange, and placed new asphalt on the … Continue reading »

NWCCU Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

EUGENE, Ore. — Northwest Community Credit Union broke ground Monday on a new headquarters building site in downtown Eugene. City, county and Northwest Community leadership recognized the occasion with several speeches and a ceremonial spading of the earth. The headquarters will be 68,000 square feet, four stories tall, with underground parking and a rooftop terrace. … Continue reading »

Major Road Construction This Week

EUGENE, Ore. — The week of June 16th is a busy week for construction. Here’s a full list of where you can expect delays: Construction of 5th Avenue from Blair Boulevard to High Street begins. Lincoln Street to Washington Street will be closed for reconstruction. 10th Avenue from Jefferson Street to Olive Street will also be … Continue reading »

Beltline Construction to Continue Monday

EUGENE, Ore. — Construction continues on Beltline Highway with a new ramp and traffic signal Monday. Drivers will use a new temporary ramp for exiting I-5 south to Beltline east and west. ODOT says it will be a big adjustment for the 97,000 drivers who use these exits every day. The ramp that drivers will … Continue reading »

Old Asphalt Used for New Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — Green technology is helping construction crews use our old roads to pave the way for the new ones. This is part of the project to rebuild Lorane Highway in south Eugene. Crews tear up the old road, and then they add new concrete to the ground-up surface, which makes the road stronger. … Continue reading »

Wet Weather Affects Street Construction

EUGENE, Ore. — The soggy weather the last few days delayed a few construction projects around town, but it hasn’t slowed down construction on Pearl Street. Construction crews poured concrete for one lane of the street Wednesday. Concrete construction projects like this don’t need completely dry weather, so crews haven’t been slowed. But around town, … Continue reading »

Fifth Avenue Road Repairs Continue

EUGENE, Ore. — Parts of 5th Avenue will be closed this week as repair work continues. Construction crews will remove the entire roadway and build it from the ground up. The construction will repair the extremely deteriorated parts of the road and sidewalk. “It will be nice new smooth road surfaces, we’re not changing the … Continue reading »

Downtown Road Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews will begin new downtown street projects Monday that will cause a few road closures. 5th Avenue will be shut down between Washington and Jefferson streets until Friday, May 24. Crews will be repairing deteriorating portions of the street. Pearl Street will also be closed between 18th and 19th avenues for several … Continue reading »

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