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.

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 »

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