Summer highway construction begins

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May 25, 2018 5_86 _R2

For more information: Angela Beers Seydel, ODOT Region 2 South Public Information Officer 541.726.2442

Summer highway construction begins
Expect delays, detours for better, safer roads

Eugene — Know before you go as road construction work begins on Eugene highways to improve your transportation system. Three major Eugene area highway projects will affect your travels this summer.

OR 569 Randy Papé Beltline Highway bridge improvements, repairs and paving between Roosevelt Boulevard and Coburg Road begins Tuesday night, May 29, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Work begins Tuesday night in the eastbound lanes of the Barger Road bridge. The onramp from Barger Road to eastbound Beltline will be closed overnight Tuesday for the safety of work crews and travelers. Work will continue eastbound on bridges through the beginning of June. Crews will then head westbound from the Coburg Road bridge back to Roosevelt.

Paving of the entire roadway will happen later in the summer. You can sign up for a project newsletter at

OR 126 Veneta to Eugene Highway paving and safety improvements project is scheduled to begin in July. Work will be done at night. The project will include paving between Cornerstone Drive in Veneta and Terry Street in Eugene. A right turn lane will be added at Ellmaker Road, along with two bus pullouts. Centerline rumble strips will be added to the roadway. Shoulder rumble strips will be added where appropriate based on the width of the road shoulder and distance to businesses.

Interstate 105 (Washington/Jefferson Street Bridge) bridge repair project will bring four I-105 bridges and ramps between Delta Highway and downtown Eugene up to current standards. The bridges were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s and need repair and upgrades. Work will include upgraded guardrails, deck paving, seismic retrofits, joint replacements, and other repairs. The project is scheduled to begin in late summer. Work will occur day and night. Lane closures and detours will be limited as much as possible, but will be necessary.

We have been working closely with the City of Eugene, Lane County, Lane Transit District, and other partners to coordinate area construction projects and minimize your inconvenience. Each agency will list its projects on Please check routes before you go and expect delays and detours in work zones. You may travel through several work zones. You may need to adjust your route, your time, or try a new way of getting where you are going. We appreciate your patience! We promise to get in, get done and get out as quickly as we safely can. The end result will be a safer and more reliable transportation system that connects people and helps Oregon’s communities and economy thrive.

Most work will be done at night. All schedules may change and are weather dependent.

For updates on traffic, go to or call 511. Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, is available and identified through or around work zones.