Residential Streets Focus for Busy Road Construction Season

by Cindy Koehler, Human Rights & Neighborhood Involvement

Eugene Public Works is planning for another busy year of road construction projects. In all, construction crews will rebuild or resurface more than 20 roads throughout the city. While most of the projects are on local, residential streets, crews will improve four main corridors as well as enhance safety features for people who walk and bike. Combined, the improvements are expected to total more than $10 million and repave a total of more than 18 lane miles of streets.

The larger projects include portions of West 11th Avenue (Bertelson Road to Danebo), Garfield Street (Roosevelt to 6th Avenue), 7th Place (Bailey Hill Road to Highway 99), and West Amazon Drive. The rest of the work, 17 roads, will be primarily residential streets.

Most of the funding for these capital projects come from the 2012 voter-approved bond measure. As part of the Public Works’ Enhanced Street Repair Program, the City will also resurface Spring Boulevard (south of 27th Avenue) and Jeppesen Acres (east of Gilham), along with several smaller streets. Continue reading

Transportation System Plan Joint Hearing

Southeast Neighbors

by Kurt Yeiter

The final draft of the Eugene 2035 Transportation System Plan (2035 TSP) is available on the project website

The Eugene and Lane County Planning Commissions will hold a joint public hearing on the 2035 TSP on Tuesday June 21, 2016. 6:00 PM (introduction, overview); 6:30 PM (public hearing) in Harris Hall, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene (in the Lane County Public Services Building) Details and agenda…

The Planning Commissions will collect and consider verbal and written testimony at the hearing and, at a later meeting, make a recommendation to their respective elected bodies (i.e., the Eugene City Council and Board of County Commissioners). The date for the Council/Board public hearing is not yet known.

The 2035 TSP provides goals, policies, programs, and infrastructure improvements necessary to meet the needs of this growing community for the next 20 years. Development of this plan benefited from countless…

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