Eugene Area Construction Update

September 27

Interstate 105 Bridge Repair Project

Currently, an obsolete overpass is being filled in from below using concrete fill material. The overpass was built to go over a road that was never constructed. Next, steel beams supporting the bridge/overpass will be removed. Construction lane closures on I-105 are expected to begin in mid to late October.

This project will have several different work areas. I-105 bridges and ramps between Delta Highway and downtown Eugene will be brought up to current standards. The bridges were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s and need repair and upgrades. Work will include new guardrail, deck paving, seismic retrofits, joint replacements, and other repairs.

Work will occur day and night, and it will be noisy at times. Lane closures and detours will be limited as much as possible, but will be necessary. The multiuse paths on both sides of the Willamette River will remain open and protected from construction. Work will be completed in mid-January 2021.

OR 126 Veneta to Eugene Highway

Paving continue and striping continue, 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Travelers should expect delays of up to 20 minutes. Pay close attention and watch for flaggers.

Paving and striping will be completed between Cornerstone Drive and Goble Lane this fall. Next summer paving will continue from west of Greenhill Road to Terry Street.

Over the winter, there will be two weeks of 24-hour lane closures and flagging just west of Fisher Road. Crews will be replacing bridge rail.

A center rumble strip and shoulder rumble strips will be added where there’s room, away from businesses. Next year, a right turn lane and two bus pullouts will be put in at Ellmaker Road and an additional 1,000 feet of the north shoulder will be widened between Shady Rest Drive and Lake Side Drive for additional safety.

OR 569 Beltline Highway

Weeknight work continues 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. Paving is complete. Permanent striping, delineator placement, and cleanup continue. Expect ramp and lane closures, follow detour signs, pay absolute attention and slow down in construction zones. All work depends on the weather. If it rains, some work will be rescheduled.

The Beltline/Delta Interchange Project will begin next year, after the current paving project is completed.

We are working closely with the City of Eugene, Lane County, Lane Transit District, Point2point Solutions, and other partners to coordinate area construction projects, minimize your inconvenience, and let you know about other available transportation options. Each agency has its projects on Access for pedestrians, including those with disabilities, and cyclists is available and identified through or around work zones.

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. Updates on construction will be sent to the mailing list on a regular basis as work continues through the summer.

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.


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