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.

ODOT Installs Beltline Ramp Meters

EUGENE, Ore. — ODOT is diving into its construction season, including moving ahead with metered-ramp projects on Beltline Highway. Crews added some of the signage on the ramps, sparking some interest from drivers. The actual meters won’t go up for a couple more months through. The systems will be installed in four locations–River Road, River … Continue reading »

Traffic Costs Commuters Time and Money

EUGENE, Ore. — Commuters are losing money and spending more time on the road due to the heavy traffic. A study analyzing traffic data ranked Eugene in the top 100 American cities for bad traffic. When it comes to freeway traffic, Eugene was ranked in the top 70 cities. According to the study, the average … Continue reading »

Arrest in Freeway Overpass Rock Throw

RICE HILL, Ore. — Oregon State Police have made an arrest in the case from November of last year in which a man allegedly threw a rock off of an I-5 overpass and hit a passing car. The suspect arrested is Mathew McKinney, 19, of Sutherlin. On Nov. 26, 2012, police say McKinney threw a … Continue reading »

Two Taken to Hospital After Truck Flips

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Wet roads may have contributed to an accident that sent two people to the hospital in Springfield. A white Ford pickup was heading west bound on McKenzie Drive and lost control, flipping the truck. The driver and passenger both been taken to a hospital, but KEZI 9 News is unsure of their status at this time. … Continue reading »

EPD Performs Downtown Traffic Sting

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is concerned about some recent pedestrian fatality accidents, and that’s why officers staged a traffic sting Thursday. Bicycle officers focused on Broadway around Willamette and Olive streets. Officers say they notice a lot of people rolling through stop signs and not stopping at them altogether, both bikes and … Continue reading »

More Traffic than Usual Expected on I-5

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department on Transportation (ODOT) are reminding drivers to be ready for heavy traffic on Saturday. Both Oregon State University and the University of Oregon have home football games this weekend; but unlike other weekends, both away teams are from Washington Oregon State University is set … Continue reading »

LCC Traffic Issues Return

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College students are back in class, which means roads around the area are back in high use, causing some congestion for campus drivers. If you are an LCC student or just a commuter around the college area, you might want to start your daily driving routine a little earlier than … Continue reading »

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