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 »

Road Closure During Spring Break

EUGENE, Ore. — A stretch of 19th Avenue in front of South Eugene High School will be closed to traffic during spring break. Eugene public works will be replacing damaged concrete panels between High and Ferry streets. The two-block section will be closed for the entire week to give the concrete enough time to cure, … Continue reading »

Ice Causes Problems for Public Works

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Public Works said the freezing rain caused a mess out on the roads. Crews sanded and plowed priority routes throughout the day, but they can no longer use de-icer because it doesn’t work in the rain. While crews tried to clear the roads, they’re asking drivers to wait out the storm … Continue reading »

Crews Continue Clearing Roads

SPRINGFIELD/EUGENE, Ore. — This storm started with some fluffy snow, but there’s now freezing rain and ice in the mix. Eugene and Springfield Public Works crews say this time around, temperatures are a bit warmer than the December snow storm. This is allowing their plows and de-icers to still be effective, but they do have … Continue reading »

Public Works Prepares for Storm

EUGENE, Ore. — With winds and rain heading this way, public works crews in Eugene said they are working to prevent flooding. Crews said their main focus is collecting leaves and cleaning up some sand left on the roads after last months snowstorm. Public works said community members can help prevent localized flooding by making … Continue reading »

City Already $30,000 Over Snow Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene’s Public Works Department is already $30,000 over its budget for snow removal costs this year. The department has spent over $90,000 on labor, supplies, and equipment. Crews were out in full force Tuesday, making the most of the slightly warmer temperatures that turned some of the snow into slush for the … Continue reading »

Ice and Snow Emergency In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — The snow is still thick and the roads are still slick. City crews in Eugene expect tomorrow’s commute to look much like today’s. The city is still under an ice and snow warning tonight because of the cold temperatures and layers of ice and packed snow frozen to the pavement. Public works … Continue reading »

Amazon Creek Flooding

EUGENE, Ore. — Heavy downpours Tuesday tested the banks of the Amazon Creek. The Fern Ridge path near 15th Avenue and Chambers Road flooded at the underpass early Tuesday. Eugene Public Works says the pathway was already closed for maintenance. There are a couple of projects the city is working on downstream, but public works … Continue reading »

Kids Try Out Jobs on Public Works Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene rolled out its big trucks and tractors for its 26th annual Public Works Day Thursday. Hundreds of kids headed to Roosevelt yard for a hands on lesson in what it takes to maintain the city. Armed with a safety vest, they went on a tour of what it … Continue reading »

Paving Begins in Downtown, Whiteaker

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews will begin to repair parts of Fifth Avenue, Blair Boulevard and Van Buren Street this week. Traffic won’t experience major effects until mid-June. So until then, crews will repair sidewalks and install pedestrian access ramps. Bike lanes will be closed and parking spaces will be unavailable near active work zones, Eugene … Continue reading »

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