Weekend closures on Beltline are over; project expected to be completed next month

    Weekend closures for Beltline paving begin Friday, July 20, at 9 p.m. During the closure, one side of the road will be closed. The other will be converted to one-way traffic in each direction, separated by barrels, with a speed limit of 40 mph. Drivers should expect delays or choose alternate routes. The $9.5 million project continues through September. Weekday work has been conducted between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., with single lane and ramp closures. Work is scheduled to be completed by September. (ODOT)

    EUGENE, Ore. - There is good news for folks who drive on Beltline; the weekend closures are now officially over.

    For the past five weeks, Beltline was reduced to one lane each way during a repaving from the Northwest Expressway through River Road.

    ODOT says that the weekend closures saved them from about 3 weeks of work, but now that you should still expect single lane closures in the work zones at night from 9 p.m. on Sunday through 5 a.m. on Thursday.

    "We do construction at night because it's more convenient for the public," said Angela Beers-Seydel, the ODOT Representative, "There's less delays but that means that our crews out there are not as safe because you don't see them as quickly."

    Because of this, ODOT is asking people to pay attention and drive carefully through these construction zones. They hope to have the Beltline Project completely done by the end of next month.

    You can always go to TripCheck.com for road conditions and work location updates.

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