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OR 99: Roosevelt to Garfield (Project completed)

Completed: Yes
MTIP: OR99: Roosevelt - Garfield (Eugene) Construction Year: 2012
Jurisdiction: Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) Mode: Road
Bike
Pedestrian
Description:

This is a two year, $3.96 million project. Concrete panels that exist under a portion of the roadway will be removed, and the entire road width will be reconstructed. The structure over the railroad tracks will receive a waterproof membrane and resurfacing of the deck. Concrete medians will be replaced. One lane of traffic will be under construction throughout the project and one lane occupied by construction workers and equipment. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

Timeline: Summer 2011 - Fall 2012
Traffic Impacts:

ODOT has worked with the City of Eugene to identify alternate routes that can be used during construction. While the alternate routes will be signed for convenience, they are not required detours. ODOT anticipates local motorists, including freight haulers, will find suitable choices for alternate routes during periods of high traffic volumes and delays.

It is important to know that no business will lose its access, but some properties with multiple accesses may see that number temporarily reduced during construction.

It is also important to note that alternate routes will likely be necessary for truck access to light industrial areas. The number of traffic lanes and the width of the traffic lanes will be reduced in order to complete construction. Because congestion will be heavy, creating over capacity conditions during peak travel times, motorists should expect lengthy delays and allow for longer drive times.

What about bus routes and connections?
Transit customers should be aware that construction will likely change bus routes and pickup times and locations. Visit www.ltd.org for the latest schedule changes.

Noise, Dust And Other Construction-Related Inconveniences
Much of the work will be conducted at night. Property owners in the area should be aware that noise consistent with highway construction will be audible for the duration of the project.

Work Schedule:

The construction season will begin with work at the intersections along the construction corridor.  This will be nighttime work where Garfield, West 5th and West 7th Place intersect with 6th and 7th Avenues.  Next, work will focus on 5th Avenue.  Then the traffic lanes of 6th and 7th Avenues, between 5th Avenue and Garfield, will be reconstructed.  During this period, there will be long term lane closures and traffic restricted to a single lane in both directions.

During construction motorist can expect:

  • Restricted movements at the Garfield Street intersections
  • A reduction of lanes and shift of traffic on 6th and 7th Avenues
  • Restricted left turns at the north end of the couplet.
  • Flagger control during night work at intersections.

Bike and pedestrian facilities to be constructed next
The City of Eugene, in partnership with ODOT, has been awarded $2.9-million in funding from ODOT’s Flexible Funds Program and Bike and Pedestrian Program to build sidewalks and bike lanes on the south side of OR 99 between Roosevelt and Garfield.  The project, which is scheduled to be designed in 2013 and constructed in 2014, will improve connectivity  and pedestrian/bicycle access along OR 99.

 ODOT's project information summary (PDF)

Funding:

Approximately 89.73% of the $3.964 million is federal funding.  Approximately 10.27% of the contract amount is state funding.

Contact: Rick Little
 
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