EUGENE, Ore. -- Crews from Eugene Public Works were set to begin building temporary pedestrian crossing near the homeless camp on Highway 99 in Eugene Monday morning.
The crossing is expected to be north of Roosevelt Boulevard, and drivers should expect lane closures and delays from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
This is all part of the city’s plan to improve safety, as many of those who stay at the homeless camp cross the highway to access nearby social services.
According to Eugene Public Works, the city is planning to construct a permanent pedestrian crossing at this same location in 2020.
The crossing will include new sidewalk access ramps, signage and striping, a temporary pedestrian island and flashing rectangle beacons to alert drivers of someone in the roadway.
The project is expected to be finished by Dec. 17 and it’s expected to cost about $29,300.
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