Construction Underway In Glenwood

by Kristi Krueger, P.E. Principal Engineer City of Springfield The next steps to prepare for the road construction are about to start, while utility work continues day and night. Beginning in mid-April, Wildish Construction Company will prepare six buildings for removal. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department will take advantage of the opportunity to use the buildings…

Making Some Noise Over Jake Brakes

Marti Gerdes from Fox Hollow wants neighbors to contact City Officials to ban compression release engine brakes — often called “Jake brakes,” a term that comes from a Jacobs Engine brake, within city limits. “I have written to the City and so far no reply; if there are a LOT of messages, perhaps they’ll listen.…

City Offers First Report on South Willamette Street Improvements

New data about the re-striping of South Willamette Street shows the street is functioning well — and that critics’ concerns about major back-ups and decreased business activity have not come true. Chris Henry, a city Transportation Planning Engineer and the Project Lead for the South Willamette project, shared data on the South Willamette Street Improvement Plan at a City Council work session…

30th Ave: Agate to Spring Overpass Paving Project

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…