Lane County Summer Road Projects

Lane County is working on over 100 roads this summer to preserve and maintain our transportation system. Project locations include: Mapleton and Wolf Creek in West Lane County; London and Row River Rd in South Lane County; several roads around the communities of Vida, Deerhorn, Camp Creek and Marcola in East Lane; several roads in the River Road area of Eugene; Armitage Road and Coburg Rd north of Eugene and through the City of Coburg; and Hayden Bridge Road and South 28th in Springfield. For more information about the specific projects, you may search by road name in the maps to the left.

Most of the construction will occur between June and August, but schedules can change due to unpredictable weather, equipment maintenance or materials availability. Delays may occur in areas controlled by flaggers for up to 20 minutes. Seek alternative routes of travel, whenever possible, to avoid project & maintenance areas.

Updated August 15th, 2019
For updates related to the following project contact: Brad Lemhouse, Sr Engineering Associate, 541-682-6928
City of Springfield:
Kellog Road & Anderson Ln (between Brandy Way & Rayner Ave)

Roadway work to occur for half street improvements between Brandy Way (Anderson Ln) and Rayner Ave (Kellogg Rd). Trucks and workers will be in the road. Use alternate routes. Parking restrictions will occur. Check for no parking signs that may impact parking.

For updates related to the following projects contact: Jeremy Somogye, Engineering Associate, 541-682-6929
City of Springfield:
Hayden Bridge Way & Hayden Bridge Road (5th St to 19th St)

ADA and pedestrian signal upgrade work will occur at the following intersections: Hayden Bridge Road & Harvest Lane, Hayden Bridge Way & 5th Street, and Hayden Bridge Road & 19th Street. Traffic to be controlled by traffic control devices, signage and flaggers. Trucks and workers will be in the road so drivers should use caution and slow down through the work zones.

Deerhorn / Leaburg: CLOSURE
Bridge Street (Holden Cr Rd - MP 0.00 and Deerhorn Rd - MP 0.295) 
Bridge Street Bridge (Bridge No. 39C111) will be closed for a deck replacement and truss painting work starting Monday June 17, 2019 and will remain closed until September 1, 2019. Please use the Deerhorn Road Detour. Also note the Deerhorn Park Boat Ramp will also be closed during the bridge closure. Please use the alternate boat ramp sites that can be found at the following website:

City of Eugene:
Coburg Road (M.P. 3.305 to 4.836) 

Roadway, Bridge and utility work to occur along Coburg Road from Kinney Loop to McKenzie View Drive. Traffic will be shifted using traffic control devices. Bridge work near Armitage Park will occur. Trucks and workers will be in the road so drivers should use caution and slow down through the work zones. Drivers are advised to find alternative routes to avoid delays.

Prairie Road (Maxwell Rd. to Carol Ave. - M.P. 0.00 to MP 1.85)
Roadway work to occur along Prairie Road from Maxwell Road to Carol Avenue. Periodic night work will occur, and traffic will be controlled by flaggers, signage, traffic control devices and pilot cars. Trucks and workers will be in the road so drivers should use caution and slow down through the work zones. Drivers are advised to find alternative routes to avoid delays.

City of Coburg:
Coburg Road (M.P. 6.601 to 7.366) 

Roadway work to occur along Coburg Road from Vintage Way to Coburg Bottom Loop. Traffic to be controlled by flaggers and traffic control devices. Trucks and workers will be in the road so drivers should use caution and slow down through the work zones. Drivers are advised to find alternative routes to avoid delays.

Crossroad Lane West: (M.P. 0.00 to MP 0.25)
Bridge work will occur on Bridge No. 39C147 that spans the Curtis Slough. Bridge traffic to be reduced to one lane and will be controlled by signage and flaggers as necessary. Trucks and workers will be in the road so drivers should use caution and slow down through the work zones.

For updates related to the following projects contact: Greg Boyle, Bridge / Special Projects Supervisor, 541-682-6978
Collard Lake Road (MP 0.97):
Crews will be performing shoulder work to repair the embankment. The area will be coned for one lane traffic until the work is complete. Trucks and workers will be in the road. Drivers are advised to use caution and slow down through the work zone.

Goodpasture Covered Bridge (MP 0.013 – Goodpasture Rd)

Crews will be painting, drivers are advised to use caution and slow down through the work zone. Expect minimal delays.

For updates related to the following projects contact: Jim Jeffers, Road Maintenance Supervisor, 541-682-6948
Lane County Chipseal Program: Blade patching, repair, fog seal or chipseal work will be performed Monday through Thursday, depending on weather and materials availability. Traffic will be controlled by flaggers. Expect 15 minute delays. Seek alternate routes whenever possible
High Pass Road MP 0.00 – MP 4.08 (Hwy 99 – Territorial Hwy)
Vine Street MP 0.00 – MP 0.25 (Entire Road)
Walnut Street MP 0.00 – MP 0.12 (Entire Road)
Tamarack Street MP 0.00 – MP 0.90 (Entire Road)
Bailey Lane MP 0.25 – MP 0.50 (City Limits – N. Pitney)
N. Pitney Lane MP 0.00 – MP 1.51 (Entire Road)
Dorsey Lane MP 0.00 – MP 1.54 (Entire Road)
Spruce Street MP 0.00 – MP 0.91 (Entire Road)
Spruce Street MP 0.00 – MP 0.14 (Entire Road)
Smyth Road MP 0.00 – MP 2.56 (Entire Road)

Road Project Type Descriptions

What is an asphalt overlay?

Asphalt overlay is an affordable solution to repair and extend the life of a roadway without total reconstruction.

Overlays consist of adding additional inches of asphalt over the existing surface or using a mill-and-fill technique that removes some of the existing asphalt before placing new asphalt.

The moment the asphalt surface starts to age, there is a high chance that it will start to crack and become unstable. An asphalt overlay can restore the ability of the surface to handle all forms of heavy traffic on its sealed and smooth surface. Dust and loose stones from the old asphalt will also be minimized and covered beneath the overlay. This work can help reduce noise levels, enhance ride quality, and extend the life of the roadway.

The process of overlaying starts with sealing cracks and removing damaged asphalt areas, followed by a thin layer of asphalt. An asphalt overlay doesn’t require any curing time, so there are only minor traffic delays.

What is a slurry seal?

A slurry seal is the application of a mixture of water, asphalt emulsion, aggregate (very small crushed rock), and additives to an existing asphalt pavement surface. The placement of this mixture (“slurry”) on existing pavement is intended to seal the pavement surface to prevent water from infiltrating the substructure and causing permanent damage to the road.

Slurry seal is applied in order to help preserve and protect the underlying pavement structure and provide a new driving surface. Roads chosen for slurry seal applications generally have low to moderate distress and narrow crack width.

The asphalt emulsion and aggregates are mixed in a truck that distributes the slurry over the pavement. Workers with squeegees follow behind and assist in spreading the mixture.

What is a chip seal?

A chip seal is the application of a special protective surface to an existing pavement.

Chip seal is used to:
  • keep water from penetrating the road surface.
  • fill and seal cracks and raveled surfaces of old pavement.
  • provide an anti-glare surface during wet weather and an increased reflective surface for night driving.
  • seal the pavement surface - minimizing effects of aging.
  • provide a highly skid-resistant surface, particularly on wet pavement.

A dump truck full of chips (gravel) locks on to the chip spreader and is pulled backwards. A thin layer of liquid asphalt is sprayed down in front of the chip spreader.

The cost of chip seals is 15 percent of the cost of asphalt overlays.

What is a mill and fill?

Milling and filling is the process of grinding asphalt with a milling machine, removing the debris, and installing new asphalt using a paver.

It is a more permanent fix than simply placing asphalt in potholes.

What is a safety edge?

A safety edge is a technique applied at the pavement edge to form a 30-degree angle that reduces tire scrubbing when a vehicle has inadvertently drifted beyond the roadway. It helps the driver self-correct and get back on the roadway without over-correcting.

Pavement edge drop-offs (height differences between a paved road and the adjacent graded material) have been linked to crashes. Safety edges are an effective solution to mitigate pavement edge-related crashes.

Safety edges are created with a commercially available attachment mounted on asphalt resurfacing equipment. The attachment acts as a screed extension. As the asphalt is extruded, it confines the asphalt into the desired 30-degree shape.

What is a rumble strip?

Rumble strips are a road safety feature involving pavement indentations that cause a tactile vibration and audible rumbling when driven over to alert drivers of potential danger.

Rumble strips are effective (and cost-effective) at reducing collisions due to inattention.

There are several different ways to install rumble strips. They can be rolled into newly laid asphalt pavement while it is still warm and moldable or milled into existing hardened asphalt or concrete roads.

What is a guardrail?

A guardrail is a structure designed to prevent an errant vehicle from hitting a roadside obstacle (signs, structures, culvert inlets, utility poles, trees, rock outcroppings) or running off the road into an embankment, ravine or oncoming traffic.

Modern installations of guardrail are designed to allow the guardrail to safely redirect the vehicle back onto the roadway at a somewhat shallow angle.

What is an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramp?

Ramps are an inclined plane installed where required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, such as on sidewalks at street intersections.

Ramps permit wheelchair users, as well as people pushing strollers, carts, or other wheeled objects, to more easily access the sidewalk.

Ramps must be carefully designed in order to be useful and meet applicable specifications for width and slope.

Mt. Pisgah Closed -

Mt. Pisgah (Howard Buford Recreation Area) will remain closed to all visitors through Monday, August 19, as crews continue fire mop-up.