Below you will find links to more information about this project, including meeting summaries and activities.
Willamette River Bridge Project blog
This blog ran from June 2010 to December 2013. The project team shared perspectives and unique photos showing the intricacies of bridge construction, profiles of the contractors, economic development and environmental protection issues, and community involvement activities.
Project Information Paper
A general overview of the Willamette River Bridge replacement.
Project Goals and Objectives
These guide the decisions made about the project.
A library of our project newsletters.
Community Advisory Group
Representatives of key community organizations that provide input on project goals, objectives, and key decisions.
Project Development Team
Agency representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Eugene, Springfield, Lane County and the Community Advisory Group that make project recommendations to ODOT based on CAG input and technical analysis.
Design Enhancement Panel
Local designers and artists, stakeholders and the CAG and PDT are working on aesthetic design details for the Willamette River Bridge project.
Design Enhancement Steering Committee
The Design Enhancement Steering Committee is made up of six dedicated community members; most of who also sit on the community Advisory Group.
They are a group of passionate people who understand this community. A few are artists who skillfully assessed elements that would complement what is beautiful about the location. Other members offer knowledge about the Kalapuya tribal heritage, which is the theme of the design enhancements.
Design Workshop Summary
A summary of a two-day workshop held in February 2009 to develop design concepts that guide aesthetic decisions about the project and its surroundings.
Design Workshop Video
A video showing highlights of the Design Workshops and subsequent media event.
Sound Wall Information- Laurel Hill Valley Citizens Neighborhood Association
Information about the design enhancement concepts and the final design for the sound wall along the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Franklin Boulevard. The sound wall was completed in December 2010.
Revised Environmental Assessment (REA)
A document detailing anticipated impacts and mitigation measures for the project.
Open House Summaries
Open houses have been held throughout the process for the public to learn about the project and provide input.
Online Survey Results
The community provided input on the bridge type in a spring 2008 online survey.
Webcasts and Videos
View webcasts highlighting key construction work and path detours in Alton Baker Park. Watch our PSA about staying safe on the paths during construction.