Whiteaker Road Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Expect detours if traveling through Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood. Crews started construction Monday along First Avenue, and Monroe and Madison streets. The $2.2 million project is largely funded through a bond measure voters passed two years ago. The project manager says when construction is finished, not only will the roads be smoother but … Continue reading »

Ramp Closed onto I-5 in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Highway crews are ripping up the off-ramp from westbound Beltline to southbound Interstate 5, and that has traffic detouring onto Coburg Road. Because the ramp to Roseburg is closed for westbound Beltline travelers, drivers have to exit at Coburg and re-enter Beltline heading east. They can then take the southbound ramp onto … Continue reading »

ODOT Shows Off High-Tech Road Gear

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon Department of Transportation wrapped up a conference on Thursday, showing off high-tech heavy equipment that is revolutionizing road construction. The conference was held in the Corvallis area for members of transportation departments from other states around the country. According to ODOT, Oregon is ahead of the curve when it comes to using … Continue reading »

I-5 Lanes Open for Fourth of July

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Crews will be opening all lanes of a construction zone on I-5 for drivers this holiday weekend. The stretch south of Cottage Grove has been down to one lane as crews work on a paving project. It’s caused major delays for drivers, prompting ODOT to issue an apology in May. In … Continue reading »

Audit: ODOT Needs Better Succession Plan

MEDFORD, Ore.– The future of road construction is in question after an audit by the Secretary of State’s Office. The problem is two-fold. First, projected declines in gas taxes have led to a reduction in the staff size at the Oregon Department of Transportation. At the same time, temporary funding has increased the number of … Continue reading »

County Seeks Input on Problem Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — A new online interactive map is the newest way people in Lane County can provide feedback about transportation problems. Drivers, cyclists and walkers can go onto the Lane County Transportation Planning website and add comments to the map about problem areas. People can zoom into the exact area they have a problem … Continue reading »

ODOT Issues Apology for Traffic Delay

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is apologizing for a huge traffic delay Monday, south of Cottage Grove. I-5 traffic was backed up more than ten miles, delaying drivers more than two hours. ODOT started to replace a one mile stretch of road, Monday. Crews have to dig down four feet, replace … Continue reading »

Willamette Street Construction Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The orange signs are out on the street on Willamette Street, meaning construction is under way. The work is being done between 19th and 23rd avenues. The project manager says Willamette Street is failing and needs to be repaired. Work will include storm water and sidewalk works to re-paving the road. There … Continue reading »

Part of Coburg Road to Close for Repairs

EUGENE, Ore. — Road crews are going to shut down part of the intersection of Coburg Road and Chad Drive at 6 p.m. Friday near the Eugene Costco. During that time, drivers will not be allowed to turn on or off Chad Drive. Eugene Public Works says the closure is phase three of its paving … Continue reading »

Chad Drive at Coburg Road to Close

EUGENE, Ore. – The intersection of Coburg Road and Chad Drive will be closed for the next two weekends. Starting 6 p.m. Friday through 9 a.m. Monday the intersection will be closed for reconstruction. One lane in each direction on Coburg Road and business driveways on Coburg Road will be open during construction. For alternative … Continue reading »

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