Major Road Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Several construction projects are starting across Eugene during the week of July 15. Drivers should expect delays in these areas and are urged to use caution in work zones. – 5th Avenue from Monroe Street to Jefferson Street and 5th Avenue from Lincoln Street to Olive Street. – Sidewalk ramps on Alder Street … Continue reading »

New Student Housing Proposal

EUGENE, Ore. — Next week, the City of Eugene will meet with a California-based company that wants to build a student apartment complex where Boulevard Grill is currently located on Franklin Blvd. Its proposal includes nearly 200 apartments and a parking garage. The City of Eugene says these large complexes are helping the city meet … 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 »

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 »

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 »

Olive St. Closes Between 12th and 13th

EUGENE, Ore. — Olive Street was closed between 12th and 13th avenues Monday and could remain closed for the next six months. Eugene Public Works says about 5,600 vehicles travel on Olive Street between 12th and 13th avenues daily. But that stretch closed Monday and those drivers will have to take an alternate route. “I … 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 »

New Construction Closes Olive Street

EUGENE, Ore. — A major construction project will shut down part of Olive Street for the next six months. Crews closed Olive Street between 12th and 13th avenues Monday. The closure will make way for a large housing project by Capstone Collegiate Communities. Engineers say the goal of the shutdown is to keep everyone safe … Continue reading »

City Seeks Comment on Willamette Street

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is holding an open house Tuesday to discuss changes to Willamette Street. The city is planning on repaving Willamette between 19th and 24th avenues starting in June. A big part of the project is adding bike lanes to the street. That area of Willamette Street currently has none, … Continue reading »