Willamette Street in south Eugene facing temporary driving restrictions


By The Register-Guard
12:00 A.M., JAN. 3, 2016

Workers will temporarily close lanes on Willamette Street between 24th and 29th avenues in Eugene on Monday and Tuesday as they make driveways along the stretch of the thoroughfare more accessible.

The contractor, Portland-based Safe Sidewalks LLC, will grind driveway aprons to reduce lips between the driveways and street surface.

The work is part of a larger effort to improve accessibility to businesses and homes for people who walk, bike and drive in the corridor. Additional construction is expected to begin in mid-January on a pilot project to restripe and make several permanent improvements on Willamette Street from 24th to 32nd avenues.

For this week’s work, motorists should expect one- or two-block lane closures in work areas. At least one lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Entrances to businesses may be closed for up to 20 minutes, but workers will try to leave portions of driveways open, if they can do so safely.

More information about the South Willamette Street improvement project can be found on the web at www.eugene-or.gov/swillamettestreet.