Five road and bikeway projects planned for 2022 in Eugene and Springfield

By Louis Krauss, Register-Guard
January 30, 2022
Construction is underway on a stretch of East Fourth Avenue between Mill and High streets as part of the Fourth Avenue Paving & Bikeway project. A highlight of the project is a new protected bikeway on East Fourth Avenue between Coburg Road and Mill Street, where the road curves up to the Ferry Street Bridge entrance. Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard

By Louis Krauss
Register-Guard
Jan. 30, 2022, 6:00 a.m. PT

With the new year comes a new slate of road improvement projects set to begin this spring and summer in Eugene and Springfield.

A total of 26 streets in Eugene are lined up for road improvement projects in 2022, and one major project in Springfield is being planned with more on the way. 

Most aren’t expected to start until the spring, according to city of Eugene project manager Rachael Love. 

“Whether you’re doing concrete or asphalt work, you have to have the right temperature. And it’s a lot harder when you have a rainy season,” Love said. 

Here are five notable road projects slated to begin later this year in the Eugene-Springfield area:

Fourth Avenue Paving & Bikeway …

Eighth Avenue in downtown area …

River Road at Irving Road Intersection …

DeFazio Bridge repairs …

Centennial Avenue paving …

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Louis Krauss covers breaking news for The Register-Guard. Contact him at lkrauss@registerguard.com, and follow him on Twitter @LouisKraussNews.

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