Willamette Street will be getting much needed improvements this year, both below and above ground.
Water Main and Services
The Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) has started work to replace the water main and services from 23rd Avenue to 28th Avenue along Willamette Street.
Work is scheduled to continue through the end of June between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday-Thursday.
Construction activity may cause temporary traffic impacts, flaggers, and lane changes, along with temporary delays and noise. EWEB will provide advanced notification prior to water service interruptions.
This project is part of EWEB's strategy to improve our water system and increase water reliability.
For more information, contact EWEB's Water Division at 541-685-7595, WaterEngineeringTechnicians@eweb.org, or website.
South Willamette Street Enhancement
After the completion of EWEB's portion of the project, the City of Eugene Public Works will start its work in the fall of 2019.
The project will reconstruct Willamette Street and its sidewalks, driveway aprons, street lights, pedestrian signals, and storm drainage system from 24th Avenue to 29th Avenue. The project will also resurface the pavement from 23rd Avenue to 24th Avenue. Except for 23rd to 24th Avenues, all the new pavement will be Portland Cement Concrete.
Rain gardens (curbed stormwater treatment planters) will be added to some side streets near where they intersect with Willamette Street. Sidewalks will be widened to 9 feet. All sidewalk ramps will be constructed to ADA guidelines.
Some driveways may be consolidated. All driveway aprons will be reconstructed. The power utility will not be undergrounded.
The bicycle lanes and center lane will remain.
Funding sources are from a federal STP-U grant, the Pavement Bond Measure passed by voters in 2012, and stormwater user fees.
For More Information
Project Manager: Patrick Cox, phone 541-682-5331, Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org
Online road reports: www.eugene-or.gov/traffic
On Twitter: twitter.com/EugenePW
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The FAN Transportation Team will coordinate and publicize the progress of this project through the Friendly Newsletter, Friendly Flyer, Google Group, and Facebook and Twitter feeds. Sign up or follow us to participate and stay informed.
FAN Transportation Team Meetings
First Monday of the month, except January and September.
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Billy Mac's Bar & Grill
605 W 19th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402
Map and Directions
The Transportation team meetings are open to the public.