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Portion Of Amazon Parkway Closed Until February 7th

Love Cross

A road closure near South Eugene High School will impact drivers beginning next week, as part of construction for a new sports complex on the Civic Stadium site. 

Amazon Parkway will be closed to all traffic between 19th and 24th streets starting January 21st.

Brian Richardson is with the city’s Public Works department. He says “we have signs up right now telling people about the closure and then we’re going to be detouring cars in and around that area so people can safely and effectively move through there.” 

Credit Love Cross / KLCC
The existing pedestrian bridge will be removed as part of the construction on the Civic Stadium site.

As part of the construction, crews will be removing the pedestrian overcrossing that leads from the old civic stadium site to South Eugene High school and the Amazon bike path. The plan calls for the Eugene Civic Alliance to pay for the eventual replacement of the pedestrian bridge with an enhanced crosswalk.

The detours are as follows:

· Northbound traffic – turn west onto East 24th Avenue and north onto Willamette Street

· Southbound traffic – turn east onto East 19th Avenue and south onto Patterson Street

The closure will be in place 24-hours a day as crews work to safely remove the bridge and install the new sewer lines.

The road closure is expected to last until February 7th.

Credit City of Eugene

Love Cross joined KLCC in 2017. She began her public radio career as a graduate student, serving as Morning Edition Host for Boise State Public Radio in the late 1990s. She earned her undergraduate degree in Rhetoric and Communication from University of California at Davis, and her Master’s Degree from Boise State University. In addition to her work in public radio, Love teaches college-level courses in Communication and Public Speaking.
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