Eugene Public Works projects preserve or enhance existing City infrastructure — streets, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, wastewater sewers, stormwater facilities, and parks — and provide new and expanded facilities to serve community needs and growth.
Multimodal transportation projects connect and improve Eugene's transportation system, ensuring access to schools, work, stores, parks, and more for community members of all ages and abilities.
What's planned for 2022?
- 4th Avenue Paving & Bikeway: This project will repave, and improve bike and pedestrian access, on 4th Avenue (Pearl Street to Coburg Road) and Mill Street (4th to 2nd Avenue). The project also includes a protected bikeway on 4th Avenue (Mill Street to Coburg Road), crosswalk striping along 4th Avenue, reconstructed sidewalk access ramps, and stormwater and wastewater improvements.
- Bethel Area Safe Routes to School Crossings Project: This project will install a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon pedestrian light at Royal Avenue at Throne Drive and install a Rapid Flashing Beacon pedestrian light, construct a crossing island, and paint crosswalk markings near the Danebo Avenue and Unthank Drive intersection.
- DeFazio Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge Repairs: This project will perform routine maintenance repairs on the Peter DeFazio Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge.
- Enhanced Walking Network: This project will install enhanced pedestrian crossings and improve sidewalk infill at locations throughout the City. The project implements the walking network in the Transportation Systems Plan, building safe connections for people walking to bus stops, schools, parks, employment centers, and residential areas.
- Fern Ridge Path Rehabilitation: This project will perform maintenance repairs on the popular Fern Ridge Path (Garfield to City View Street) and replace the heavily cracked portion of the shared-use path between access points on 13th and 14th Avenue.
- Fern Ridge Path Lighting Project: This project will add lighting to sections of the Fern Ridge Path.
- High Street Two-Way Protected Bikeway: This project will install a two-way protected bikeway on High Street (19th to 6th Avenue). The bikeway will connect the Amazon Path to the Riverbank Path, creating a comfortable and accessible travel option for people of all ages and abilities to access South Eugene, Downtown Eugene, and destinations in between.
- Jefferson Street Traffic Calming: This project was rescheduled from 2021 to early 2022. Jefferson Street (13th to 28th Avenue) was selected as a traffic calming project and speed cushions are planned for the street. The intent of the project is to address speeding traffic, reduce crashes, and improve safety for all people using the street.
- Railroad Quiet Zone: This safety driven project will reconfigure and reconstruct ten railroad crossings throughout the city to reduce the need for train horns, eliminating 70 percent of horn noise. The work includes installing medians, quad gates, and conversions from two-way to one-way. Additionally, work includes reconstructing the existing pavement, installing pedestrian gates, and upgrading sidewalks and sidewalk access ramps.
- River Road at Hatton Safe Routes to School Crossings Project: This project will install a high-visibility marked crosswalk with Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon pedestrian lights and signage, construct a center pedestrian refuge island, and add additional lighting to River Road at Hatton.
- River Road & Irving/Hunsaker Intersection Reconstruction: This intersection project will construct a protected intersection at River Road and Irving/Hunsaker, adding dedicated turn lanes and bike lanes on both the Irving and Hunsaker approaches, and updating the existing traffic signal equipment. This federally funded project focuses on intersection flow and safety for people walking, rolling, biking, and driving.
Pavement preservation projects repave and preserve local streets. Additional projects elements may include upgrading sidewalk access ramps, adding sidewalks or bike lanes, installing stormwater planters, and more. Eugene's pavement preservation program is funded by local gas taxes and the voter approved 2017 Street Bond Measure. For a full list of 2022 pavement preservation projects, visit eugene-or.gov/2558/Current-Projects.