Fire Displaces South Eugene Residents

EUGENE, Ore. — Several Eugene residents don’t have a place to live Sunday night after an early morning fire destroyed their house in South Eugene.  Two firefighters were also hurt. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says it’s unsure how many people were living in the house on South Willamette Street when the fire broke out, but … Continue reading »

Businesses React to Willamette St. Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Local business owners on South Willamette street are reacting to the Eugene City Council’s decision Tuesday night to re-stripe the busy street. Mayor Kitty Piercy broke Tuesday night’s tie — a vote that will change the face of South Willamette Street. Local business owners have mixed reviews. Some say it will make … Continue reading »

City Approves Willamette St. Test Run

EUGENE, Ore. — The face of South Willamette Street will soon be changing. At Tuesday’s work session, councilors approved a test run proposal to re-stripe South Willamette between 24th and 32nd avenues. Right now the street has four lanes, two lanes going in each direction. During the test run, the street will change to three lanes, … Continue reading »

Team to Discuss Changes to Willamette St

EUGENE, Ore. — A consultant team will present its recommended changes on Wednesday to an eight-block stretch of Willamette St. It’s all for the South Willamette St. Improvement Plan. The plan has been in the works for more than a year now. It started with six possible roadway alternatives for Willamette St. from 24th Ave. … 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 »

Firefighters Worry about Road Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — Some proposed changes to South Willamette Street are worrying the Eugene Fire Department. The Downtown Fire Station is just 11 blocks from the area of Willamette Street that would be impacted by these changes. While the department says it knows the section of the street is not safe for bikes and pedestrians, … Continue reading »

Willamette Street Changes

EUGENE, Ore. — Some changes could be coming to the area of Willamette Street between 24th and 32nd avenues, which is home to many local businesses. At the intersection of Willamette Street and 25th Avenue, there are two lanes of traffic in each direction, but no bike lanes. The proposal to change traffic patterns on … Continue reading »

Future of S. Willamette Shifting

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of a congested and perhaps outdated stretch of South Willamette Street is shifting. Eugene held a community forum Tuesday night to explore the alternatives for the section of Willamette Street from 24th to 32nd avenues. More than a hundred people piled into the cafeteria at Roosevelt Middle School. They were … Continue reading »

City Seeks to Improve Willamette Street

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene Public Works department estimates more than 16,000 cars travel down South Willamette Street every day. That’s a lot of traffic, and that doesn’t even calculate all the pedestrians and bicyclists also fighting for room on this road, which is why public works decided it’s time for some improvements. … Continue reading »

South Willamette Street Input Sought

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is looking for input from residents on how to improve South Willamette Street. The area it’s concentrating on is Willamette Street from 24th to 32nd avenues. At a public forum this week, the city will share results from traffic studies it conducted this fall and will discuss its … Continue reading »