Major Road Construction Begins This WeekEUGENE, Ore. —   Road repair season is now underway, and the City of Eugene wants people to be aware of all the projects planned for the next few months.

There are 17 projects planned in all. The first will take place on Goodpasture Loop, where utility crews are already prepping the road for work.

These repairs are necessary because the two storms we had over this winter caused a lot of damage to the roads. The city says it’s less expensive to fix them now, rather than waiting until later. If they wait, they run the risk that they will become so deteriorated that they’d have to be completely reconstructed.

“Its just important to keep track of the project progress because they are happening all over town,” says Jenifer Willer, the city’s Pavement Preservation Program Manager. “Be patient, and prepared to deal with construction.”

The biggest repair project will be paving work on 13th Avenue, between Garfield to Washington. That will be broken up into two phases, so it won’t interfere with the Lane County Fair.

Most of the repairs will be done during the day. The total cost for all the projects is $9.5 million. Funding comes from a bond measure and Eugene’s local gas tax.