Local residents should expect a few moderate delays as Coburg Road undergoes two major projects by Eugene Public Works and Eugene Water and Electric Board workers at one of the city’s largest intersections.
The traffic signals at Coburg and Oakway, near P.F. Chang’s restaurant, were blinking out of control Tuesday as crews soon discovered a damaged underground wiring conduit that had kicked the lights into flash mode for several hours. City workers were able to fix it temporarily, but will be out in force tonight after 11pm to permanently fix the problem- a job that will last into the morning commute.
EWEB crews will be working daytime hours on a recently started, $1.2 million water main project at the same intersection that will proceed up Coburg, north, to Harlow Road over the next few months. Crews will switch to night work as the job progresses in order to free up congestion during the project, slated to end in April.
Over 50,000 vehicles a day use the intersection at Coburg and Oakway, which includes two I-105 on-ramps and Southwood Lane. City workers plan to repave the entire stretch from Harlow to Oakway this summer.