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by The Central Eugene In Motion Project Team

We are excited to announce that the design selected for Midtown Willamette Street will begin construction May 19.

Willamette Street, from 18th Avenue to 20th Avenue, will be converted from one-way to two-way travel starting May 19. The project was identified as part of the Central Eugene In Motion study, which explored transportation system changes to make it easier for community members of all ages and abilities to safely access Downtown Eugene.

The conversion of this final section of Willamette Street completes the Willamette corridor, providing continuous travel from South Eugene to Downtown. The changes will allow community members to travel both south and north, with two-way car travel and bike lanes on both sides of the street.

The following streets will be repaved and converted to two-way travel as part of the project: 

  • Willamette Street, from 18th to 20th Avenue
  • Oak Street, from 20th to 19th Avenue
  • 20th Avenue, from Willamette to Oak Street

Additional project elements include a traffic signal replacement at Willamette Street and 18th Avenue, sidewalk access ramp reconstruction throughout the project, and a northbound bike lane on Willamette Street from 18th to 20th avenues. The bike lane on Oak Street, from 20th to 17th avenues, will be removed.

Project work will begin on May 19 and continue through July 2021. For updates on travel impacts, visit

View a list of other midtown construction projects scheduled for 2021, including Jefferson Street, Lincoln Street, and 19th Avenue. 

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