The project will repave 8th Avenue from Lincoln Street to Mill Street, convert the section to a two-way street, construct protected bike lanes from High Street to Lincoln Street, add 4-way and 2-way stops at key intersections, and widen sidewalks and reconstruct sidewalk access ramps.
Motor vehicle parking on the south side of 8th Avenue will be removed and parking on the north side will be relocated away from the curb, to allow for the protected bike lanes. The project aims to create a safe travel option for community members of all ages and abilities to access Downtown Eugene and destinations in between.
We have begun the design and engineering process and plan to construct the 8th Avenue Streetscape project in 2022.
The 8th Avenue Streetscape project will include the following:
Repaving on 8th Avenue (from Lincoln to Mill Street)
2-way conversion on 8th Avenue (from Lincoln to Mill Street)
Protected bike lanes on 8th Avenue (from High to Lincoln Street)
4-way stop at 8th Avenue and Willamette Street and at 8th Avenue and Olive Street
2-way stop at 8th Avenue and Lincoln Street
New stormwater planters will to clean water runoff from city streets
The Central Eugene in Motion study explored solutions for three key corridors: Downtown on 8th Avenue, Midtown Willamette Street, and the Amazon to Riverfront connection. After a community process that included stakeholder meetings, two open houses, surveys, online mapping and a series of focus groups with sub-area stakeholders, several projects were chosen: