Crews Busy Building at Gateway Mall

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Construction crews are hard at work bringing some new businesses to Gateway Mall. They’re busy building both a Walmart Neighborhood Market and Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant. And thanks to the dry, sunny weather, one of those projects will be finished a bit early. Crews at Gateway Mall are building both a Walmart … Continue reading »

Business Recycles Construction Materials

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a recycling resource available in Eugene that residents may not know about. It’s called EcoSort. It diverts construction and demolition materials from the landfill. Contractors use it to get rid of their waste, but residents can use it too. “EcoSort recycles about one hundred million pounds of material every year. It … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

City Road Projects Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — Drier weather means getting more work done, which is why the city started tackling its summer to-do list Monday. Contractors began work on the first phase of Coburg Road, the first project on a long list of warm-weather work the city hopes to get done before the end of summer. It’s not … Continue reading »

Generosity Leads to New Sandbox for Boy

EUGENE, Ore. — Two Home Depot employees are being commended for their good will and woodworking skills. On Tuesday, Angelique Hanscom told two employees–Cory Eckert and Max Hodge–that she wanted some wood to build the sandbox. She told them she didn’t really know how to build it and didn’t want to burden her husband with … Continue reading »

Willamette Bridge Project Progresses

EUGENE, Ore. — Four years ago crews started working on the Willamette River Bridge project. On Wednesday they finally started pouring concrete on the bridge. Piece by piece, construction workers paved the way for two new I-5 bridges over the Willamette River. While they had to build one bridge at a time, the project manager … Continue reading »

Construction on I-5/Beltline Begins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — ODOT started its construction on parts of Interstate 5 and Beltline Monday. The construction project aims to improve the off-ramps connecting the busy stretches of road. The Beltline bridge that goes over the freeway will also be rebuilt to¬†accommodate¬†taller vehicles. While crews work, drivers will be expected to pay attention to the … Continue reading »

ODOT to Repair I-105 Ramp

EUGENE, Ore. — ODOT is taking advantage of that mild forecast to get some repairs done on an I-105 on-ramp in Eugene. The overpass that takes drivers from 105 east-bound to I-5 south will be closed for the next four nights. ODOT will close the ramp from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday night through … Continue reading »

US Sees Increase in Construction Jobs

EUGENE, Ore. — The first jobs report of 2013 is out. During the month of January, the country added 28,000 construction jobs. This sector has seen a steady increase in jobs for the past few months. “In October there was an increase of 16,000, November 24,000, December 30,000 and January 28,000,” said Matthew Insco, an … Continue reading »

Bethel Approves Bid Process

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bethel School District took the first step in securing some much needed upgrades. The school board approved the request for proposal process Monday night. It essentially allows architects and construction companies to come up with bids to build two new elementary schools and a new science wing at Willamette High School. … Continue reading »

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