Traffic Switch on Whilamut Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Department of Transportation contractors will switch northbound Interstate 5 traffic to the new northbound lanes of the Whilamut Passage Bridge Thursday night. The northbound Franklin Boulevard off-ramp will also be reopened, after being closed of nearly two years. Crews will start preparing for the traffic switch Wednesday night by striping and … Continue reading »

Crews Slurry Seal Eugene Streets

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene streets are getting a facelift this week. The city of Eugene says the process called slurry sealing happens every year. The treatment fills crack in the roads by putting a protective layer of asphalt and sand to protect roads. The slurry sealing also prevents water from seeping into the road, which … Continue reading »

Road Crews Repair 18th and Polk

EUGENE, Ore. — Drivers may want to avoid the area of 18th Avenue and Polk Street if at all possible. The City of Eugene started construction on the roads Monday. Eugene Project Manager Brian Davies says people traveling east and west should use different routes to get around the construction. He realizes the closure is … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Ramps Closed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The eastbound ramps of the Highway 126 interchange were set up and running Monday morning, but the paving project continues Monday night on the westbound ramps. Crews spent the weekend excavating and rebuilding the road sub grade of the eastbound portion of the 42nd Street interchange, and placed new asphalt on the … Continue reading »

Beltline On-Ramp Meters Activated

EUGENE, Ore. – Changes for motorists start Wednesday on the Beltline Highway. The adaptive ramp meter system starts Wednesday afternoon for the Green Acres Road and Coburg Road westbound on-ramps. The ramp meters will operate every weekday afternoon from approximately 3-6:45 p.m. The eastbound River Road and River Avenue metered on-ramps will be activated Thursday … Continue reading »

ODOT Repaving Mohawk Boulevard

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Transportation is taking advantage of the dry weather by repaving a battered section of Mohawk Boulevard. Crews will begin the process at 8 p.m. Friday night, grinding away the old layer of pavement and replacing it with two inches of fresh asphalt. Traffic will be restricted to fewer … Continue reading »

Highway 126 Ramps to Close Overnight

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — On and off-ramps from Pioneer Parkway to Highway 126 will be closed overnight while crews repave the road. The eastbound ramps will be closed from 7 p.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. The westbound ramps will close at 7 p.m. Monday but will reopen at 5:30 a.m. Traffic will be directed to … Continue reading »

Beltline I-5 NB Ramp Closed Overnight

EUGENE, Ore. — The northbound I-5 on-ramp on Beltline Highway will be closed overnight Monday. From 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., drivers will have to use alternate routes to get onto I-5 north. Contractors are going to adjust the ramp’s elevation to match the newly-aligned Beltline. Monday night’s work is part of a two-year road … Continue reading »

Eugene Road Construction in Full Swing

EUGENE, Ore. — This week will be a busy one for road construction in Eugene. Work began Monday on Fifth Avenue from Blair Boulevard to High Street. Lincoln Street to Washington Street will be closed for reconstruction. Tenth Avenue from Jefferson to Olive streets will also be under construction, as well as some parts of … Continue reading »

Old Asphalt Used for New Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — Green technology is helping construction crews use our old roads to pave the way for the new ones. This is part of the project to rebuild Lorane Highway in south Eugene. Crews tear up the old road, and then they add new concrete to the ground-up surface, which makes the road stronger. … Continue reading »

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