Fatal Crash Blocks Hwy 38

UPDATE — All lanes of Hwy 38 are open. SCOTTSBURG, Ore. — One person was killed in a head-on crash on Hwy 38 near Scottsburg, early Saturday morning. The highway is blocked in both directions and the closure may last several hours. Police say they received calls just after 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting a crash … Continue reading »

Springfield Bridge to be Repaired

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The historic Willamette River Bridge in Springfield is about to get a facelift, and ODOT wants to let drivers know about some scheduled closures and delays coming up. Commonly called the Springfield bridge, it’s located on the west end of Springfield, and is part of Main Street and OR 126B. Repair work … Continue reading »

UPDATE: One Lane Open on I-5 South

UPDATE from ODOT (12:58 p.m.) : One lane is now open on southbound I-5, three miles north of Albany. However, there are long lines of vehicles waiting to travel after a series of multiple vehicle crashes earlier. Motorists should avoid travel on I-5 from Albany to Eugene. While a single lane has been reopened, there … Continue reading »

ODOT to Activate New Traffic Signal

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A heavily traveled highway is about to get a lot busier, and to prepare, a new traffic signal will be switched on Tuesday. Drivers should be prepared to stop at the corner of Highway 99 and Milliron Rd. where engineers from the Oregon Department of Transportation will activate the new signal. … Continue reading »

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 »

EPD Starts the “Fix it Ticket”

EUGENE, Ore. – The City of Eugene will start a new program on Thursday to help motorist stopped for violations regarding equipment, vehicle registration and drivers’ licenses. Officers usually issue a Uniform Traffic Citation when a vehicle is not compliance with the law or the driver doesn’t have updated DMV information. If convicted, that infraction … Continue reading »

ODOT: New Ramp Meters to Ease Traffic

EUGENE, Ore. — Drivers out on the road in Eugene on Wednesday may have noticed something different at a few of the city’s highway on-ramps. Adaptive ramp meters will now be directing traffic at four different locations. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) said they hope these recent additions will alleviate some of the congestion … 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 »

Charnelton Becomes Two-Way Street

EUGENE, Ore. — Drivers in downtown Eugene should also be aware of another upcoming traffic control change. Charnelton Street between 18th Avenue and Broadway will become a two-way street Thursday. Signs are already up about the need to detour. Nearby shops say the day closure is inconvenient but likely worth it. “In the long term, … Continue reading »

Rollover Accident Causes Major Delays

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police and the Eugene Fire Department responded to a rollover accident on Coburg Road near Beltline Highway. The westbound entrance to Beltline Highway and the southbound lanes of Coburg Road were closed as crews worked to cleanup the scene.

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