This summer, the City of Eugene will repave the section of 30th Avenue between Spring Boulevard and Agate Street. When the city repaves streets, it creates an opportunity to make changes to the street that will make it safer and reduce the likelihood of traffic crashes.
Neighbors and board members from the Southeast and Amazon Neighbors association met with Rob Inerfeld and Matt Rodriguez from the City of Eugene on Thursday, March 9 to review some design options that will change the lane configurations on 30th Avenue between the Spring Boulevard interchange and University Street. Suggestions to reduce speed and improve visibility were received positively.
Project Overview: This segment of 30th Avenue has pavement deterioration due to heavy traffic loading and needs to be repaved. This project is primarily intended to repair the street pavement, but the full scope of the work is not yet determined and additional elements may be added as the site is further reviewed.
Construction Schedule: This project is scheduled for construction in the summer of 2017. Prior to the start of street construction, the City’s arborists may be on-site trimming trees to prevent overhead limbs from being damaged by construction equipment. Also prior to construction, utility companies (water, electricity, gas) may be on-site adjusting their facilities in order to avoid conflicts with the work and prevent damage to their facilities.
Traffic Impacts: Drivers should expect lane closures and lane shifts during construction. Bicyclists should expect to merge with motor vehicle traffic depending on available lane widths during construction. With any construction, drivers should expect equipment and workers in the roadway leading to congestion and delays during the work.
Project Funding: The major source of funding is the Pavement Bond Measure passed by voters in 2012.
For More Information: Project Manager: Katie Marwitz, phone 541-501-0380, firstname.lastname@example.org.