8th Avenue Streetscape

Project Description 

The project will repave sections of 8th Avenue from Lincoln Street to Mill Street, convert the section to a two-way street, construct protected bike lanes from High Street to Lincoln Street, add 4-way stops at key intersections, and widen sidewalks and reconstruct sidewalk access ramps. 


Motor vehicle parking on the south side of 8th Avenue will be removed and parking on the north side will be relocated away from the curb, to allow for the protected bike lanes. The project aims to create a safe travel option for community members of all ages and abilities to access Downtown Eugene. Read the Project Info Sheet for more information. 


Project Timeline

Update as of December 2022

We have begun the design and engineering process and plan to construct the 8th Avenue Streetscape project in 2023.  Utility crews, such as water and electric, have already been in the area adjusting and repairing facilities prior to the project work. Some minor re-designing occurred in fall 2022 due to budget constraints from high contractor bids. The project will go out to bid in January 2023 with construction along the park blocks to tentatively begin in spring 2023. 


The 8th Avenue Streetscape project will include the following:

  • Repaving on 8th Avenue (from Willamette to Mill Street)
  • 2-way conversion on 8th Avenue (from Lincoln to Mill Street)
  • Protected bike lanes on 8th Avenue (from High to Lincoln Street)
  • 4-way stop at 8th Avenue and Willamette Street, at 8th Avenue and Olive Street, and at 8th Avenue and Lincoln Street 
  • New stormwater planters will to clean water runoff from city streets

Project Background

The Central Eugene in Motion study explored solutions for three key corridors: Downtown on 8th Avenue, Midtown Willamette Street, and the Amazon to Riverfront connection. After a community process that included stakeholder meetings, two open houses, surveys, online mapping and a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders, several projects were chosen:


Public Involvement

Public Involvement occurred for the 8th Avenue Streetscape project through the Central Eugene In Motion process in 2019-2020. The Transportation planning team received more than 1,600 responses through the Central Eugene in Motion survey and online map. The City also held stakeholder meetings, several Open Houses, and a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders.

Learn more about the project development and public involvement and feedback at the Engage Eugene link below.


Questions? 

Review the 8th Avenue Question and Answer. If you still have questions, reach out to Reed Dunbar at RDunbar@eugene-or.gov 

  1. Reed Dunbar (he/him)

    Transportation Planner
    Phone: 541-682-5727