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 »

Delays Imminent on Franklin Boulevard

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Motorists can expect delays along Franklin Boulevard under Interstate 5 this week. ODOT crews closed the westbound lane of traffic Monday, as they work on a new viaduct pedestrian path adjacent to Franklin Boulevard. The bridge construction will leave one lane open for travel and flaggers are in place to control traffic … Continue reading »

New Overpass Planned in Benton County

BENTON COUNTY, Ore. — The Benton County Board of Commissioners voted to start the design work for a new overpass. The recommendation includes adding a 113 foot single-span overpass on 53rd Street just south of the fairgrounds. It will rise 35 feet to clear the railroad tracks, have two traffic lanes, bike lanes and sidewalks, … Continue reading »

New Philomath High School Campus

PHILOMATH, Ore. — Philomath High School students will notice a dramatic change to their surroundings when they head back to class this fall. For the past year, students at the school have been split across two campuses, but now this year, they’ll get to learn at their brand new high school campus. It’s almost unrecognizable. For … Continue reading »

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