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Posted on: May 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Willamette Street (18th - 20th) Converting to Two-Way Travel

Willamette Street between 18th to 20th Avenue is currently one-way

Willamette Street, from 18th Avenue to 20th Avenue, will be converted from one-way to two-way travel starting this month. The project was identified as part of the Central Eugene In Motion study, which explored transportation system changes to make it easier for community members of all ages and abilities to safely access Downtown Eugene.


The conversion of this final section of Willamette Street completes the Willamette corridor, providing continuous travel from South Eugene to Downtown. The changes will allow community members to travel both south and north, with two-way car travel and bike lanes on both sides of the street.

The following streets will be repaved and converted to two-way travel as part of the project: 

  • Willamette Street, from 18th to 20th Avenue
  • Oak Street, from 20th to 19th Avenue
  • 20th Avenue, from Willamette to Oak Street

Additional project elements include a traffic signal replacement at Willamette Street and 18th Avenue, sidewalk access ramp reconstruction throughout the project, and a northbound bike lane on Willamette Street from 18th to 20th avenues. The bike lane on Oak Street, from 20th to 17th avenues, will be removed.


Project work will begin on May 19 and continue through July 2021. For updates on travel impacts, visit

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