Construction Project Begins on Deteriorated Roadbeds on Sixth and Seventh Avenues
Eugene, OR – April 29, 2018 – On Monday, April 16, 2018, the City of Eugene Public Works Department will begin construction on sixth and seventh Avenues between High and Garfield. This project will reconstruct and widen these deteriorated and outdated roadbeds. This region is crucial in Eugene’s transportation system and, over time, has been greatly deteriorated and is now in extremely poor condition, according to city officials.
During construction, a sixth travel lane will be added and at least two lanes of traffic will remain open during working hours to reduce delays. Additionally, no businesses or residences will be affected or relocated during construction.
Project Manager Mack Trucks said that contractors will also reconstruct, widen, and improve the surrounding curbs, gutters, sidewalks, trees, and traffic signals located in this proximity. This project will require the removal of 26 historic trees, while also preserving another 26 historic trees and planting about 600 new trees.
Financed by the federal and state highway funds, the project costs $10.2 million and is scheduled to be completed by June 15, 2019. Preliminary plans and statements are available at the City of Eugene Works Department.