Paving and sidewalk work on a few major Eugene streets is ongoing as the school year gets under way next week, and advanced planning is advised for people headed to schools in the vicinity.
Three projects in particular are highlighted:
- Repaving and sidewalk ramp construction on E. 46th Avenue between Donald Street and Fox Hollow Road will begin Sept. 11 with completion expected mid-October. Traffic on 46th Avenue will be one-way, with no access from Donald Street during work hours. Access will be open from Fox Hollow Road. Traffic will be rerouted from Donald Street to Fox Hollow Road via E. 43rd Avenue or Kingswood Avenue.
- Similar work is happening Chamber Street between 18th Avenue and 24th Avenue. It is expected to be completed by the end of October. Access to schools is open, and construction crews will start work at 9 a.m. after the school year begins. However, work at intersections will mean some closures and detours approximately mid-September.
- Sidewalk ramp construction in the Amazon Parkway and 19th Avenue intersection is ongoing and is expected to be complete by mid-September. Then, repaving on Amazon Parkway between 19th and 24th avenues is expected from mid-September to mid-October. Access to school will be open on 19th Avenue east of Amazon Parkway; Amazon Parkway will be closed during construction. Vehicles are encouraged to use Patterson or Hilyard streets as a detour while bike and pedestrian traffic should use the Amazon Path or the north side of the 19th Avenue intersection.
“We know that the first few weeks of school can be stressful for families, and we want to give them time to plan alternate routes if necessary so they can get their children to school on time,” said Rachael Love, a civil engineer in Eugene Public Works. “These sidewalk ramp construction projects and repaving work ultimately improve safety for neighbors living in surrounding communities.”
To learn more about these and other roadwork projects under way on Eugene streets, visit the Public Works Road Work Advisories website.