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Road bond measure helps Eugene taxpayers save money

The Public Works Department presented the findings on Wednesday to city councilors.

Posted: Mar 14, 2018 5:40 PM
Updated: Mar 14, 2018 6:10 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A new report shows the City of Eugene has been saving millions of dollars since voters passed a bond to improve streets in 2012.

The Public Works Department presented the findings on Wednesday to city councilors. The Citizen Street Repair Review Panel and an independent accountant's report found the Public Works Department used the money for what they were supposed to.

In 2017, the city estimated it would cost $92 million to repair all the streets in Eugene, however, this year they estimate it will cost $80 million.

The city does not plan to spend that much money, but the numbers show that they are making progress.

"I think this is a great success in the history of our city in the last decade or so,” said City Councilor Mike Clark. “There's two or three things we can point at and go like you know what we did that part okay, and this is one of them, so good job."


City staff said they have about $2.5 to $3 million left from the bond, which they plan to use to fix more streets.

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