Eugene Public Works Day is expected to have a record turnout on Thursday. The event is geared towards students and teachers.
For nearly 30 years, Eugene Public Works Day has provided the community with the opportunity to learn more about the maintenance, repair and engineering services provided by the city.
City spokesman Eric Jones says the event allows people to have a better understanding of where their tax dollars go.
Jones: “People may not be quite so aware though that
Eugene Public Works operates the Eugene Airport. We manage the regional sewage treatment plant on River Avenue, and we also take care of the parks and natural areas in our community.”
Eugene Public Works Day coincides with National Public Works Week which focuses on the thousands of service workers who maintain infrastructure in North America. Planners expect more than 2,000 students and teachers Thursday.
Free shuttle service will be provided by Lane Transit District to the event site.