Crews Respond to House Fire In Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Eugene residents say they were trying to stay warm by their fireplace when all the sudden the flames got out of control. Fire crews responded to a house fire on the 3300 block of Willamette Street. Officials say there is significant damage to one room and smoke damage to the rest. … Continue reading »

Willamette Street Reopens

EUGENE, Ore. — A major thoroughfare connecting downtown to south Eugene will finally open back up. A five-block section of Willamette Street that’s been under construction since early August opened for good on Friday. The affected stretch is from 18th to 23rd avenues. The repaired street includes new bike lanes, rebuilt crosswalks and a new … Continue reading »

Capstone Confusion

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the biggest projects in downtown Eugene created a bit of confusion Tuesday. A sign in at the new Capstone Housing Project reads 13th and Olive. The problem is, the cross streets on the side of the building are from 11th Avenue and Willamette Street to 13th Avenue and Willamette Street. … Continue reading »

Willamette Street Focus Narrows

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene has a much more focused list of proposals it’s looking at when it comes to revamping Willamette Street. On Willamette, there are two lanes in each direction, but no bike lanes, and pretty narrow sidewalks. After hearing public input from people who frequently use Willamette Street, the city … Continue reading »

Willamette Street Design Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — City Council is holding another meeting to discuss options for a re-design of South Willamette Street. The city wants to re-tool the section of Willamette Street from 24th to 32nd avenues to make the street more inviting to bikes, pedestrians and drivers. The project team will present drawings of several different design … 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 »

Options for South Willamette Street

EUGENE, Ore. — Neighbors, business owners and other members of the community have expressed their support or objection to changing the traffic flow on Willamette Street. Now, city council members are joining in on the discussion. Planning engineers and consultants presented plans to improve safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians on an eight-block stretch of … Continue reading »

Parking vs. Biking on Willamette Street

EUGENE, Ore. — One of the area’s most popular roads may get a makeover, but not without some much needed discussion. The city of Eugene hosted about 50 people Tuesday night as it tried to figure out what’s more important–biking or parking–on South Willamette Street. The meeting was more of an idea generator. The city … Continue reading »

Residents Debate Willamette Improvements

EUGENE, Ore. — A section of Willamette Street will be re-paved and re-striped next summer. Residents will get a chance Tuesday night to weigh in on design options for the project. The project just refers to Willamette Street from 19th to 24th avenues. It has street parking but no bike lanes. City transportation planners say … Continue reading »

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