Use all lanes and zipper merge
Jan. 30, 2020 For more information: Angela Beers Seydel 541-726-2442
EUGENE —The left lane will be closed in each direction on OR 569 Beltline Highway at Delta Highway from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, through 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3. Expect slow traffic throughout the weekend.
The lane closures are needed to complete two shafts in the median of Beltline Highway, just east of the Delta Highway overpass. The shafts are part of the foundation for the new overpass that is part of the Beltline/Delta Interchange Project.
During the same time, pilot vehicles will lead rolling slowdowns on eastbound Beltline Highway as equipment is moved in and out of the construction zone. Expect slow traffic and delays from Northwest Expressway to Delta Highway.
Merge like a zipper
Travelers should stay alert and drive cautiously through the construction zone. Use all of both lanes up until the closing lane ends, and then take turns merging to go through the work zone in the open lane – like a zipper. See an example of how it works.
When traffic is backed up, everyone moves through the work zone faster and more safely if two lanes of travelers merge at the point where a lane closes rather than moving over when they see signs that a merge is coming, or diving in somewhere in-between.
The Beltline/Delta Interchange Project will improve safety and traffic flow at the interchange by:
- Realigning the Goodpasture Island Road on-ramp to northbound Delta Highway
- Installing a new bridge over Beltline Highway for the new northbound Delta Highway to westbound Beltline Highway on-ramp
- Removing the southeast loop ramp from eastbound Beltline Highway to northbound Delta Highway.
- Installing an intersection on Delta Highway for the eastbound Beltline Highway off-ramp.
Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, is available and identified through or around the work zones.