Wildish Construction has begun work on Phase 1 of the Amazon Active Corridor project. Phase 1 will continue into November before it takes a break through the winter and spring months. Phase 2 of the project will kick off next June and be completed by the fall of 2019.
Phase 1 of this long-awaited project includes:
- A two-way protected cycle track along the west curb of E Amazon from Hilyard to Dillard
- Eugene's first diagonal bicycle crossing to and from the southeast corner to the northwest corner of Hilyard & E Amazon/33rd Ave
- A concrete bike path to connect from the two-way protected cycle track to the diagonal crossing that will link to the Amazon Path
- A new pedestrian crossing on the south side of the intersection at Hilyard & E Amazon/33rd Ave
- Extend the Amazon Path south to Tugman Park by widening the existing sidewalk from 34th Alley to 36th Pl on the west side of Hilyard
Phase 2 includes:
- Three prefabricated pedestrian bridges to cross the Amazon Channel near 37th, 39th, and Dillard
- Reconstruction of the soft surface running trail that travels along E & W Amazon from Hilyard to Martin St.
The major source of funding for this project is the Multimodal Transportation Enhance Program (MTEP) as administered by the Federal Highway Administration and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The City share for this project will be funded by the city's transportation system charges program and the 2012 Pavement Bond Measure - Pedestrian Enhancement Program.
For more information:
Project Manager Bryan Root, 541-501-0373,or email @ Bryan.D.Root@ci.Eugene.or.us
Online road reports (during construction) @ www.Eugene-or.gov/traffic
On Twitter (during construction) @ www.Twitter.com/EugenePW