One of the cities busiest bicycle corridors will be closed at one intersection tomorrow. Please be aware of this closure and adjust your travel/timing accordingly.
The closure (and short notice) is unfortunate but at least it is for a good cause- Eugene’s first dedicated bike signal.
Here’s the info:
Alder Closed Wednesday from 18th to 19th to Install New Bike Signal Pole
Work to upgrade the traffic signal at the intersection of Alder Street and 18th Avenue will require closing a portion of Alder Street to through traffic for several hours on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Alder Street between 18th to 19th avenues is scheduled to be closed to southbound traffic from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The southbound and northbound bicycle lanes will also be closed in that area. All sidewalks as the crosswalk on the south side of 18th Avenue will remain open.
The closure will allow a crew from the Eugene Public Works Department to install a temporary bicycle signal pole at the southeast corner of Alder Street and 18th Avenue. In about a week, the crew will return to install the signal indicators. Once completed, the signal will provide a dedicated signal phase for bicycles to cross the intersection.
The dedicated bicycle signal phase at Alder Street and 18th Avenue is one of a number of improvements designed to increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians on Alder Street from Broadway to 19th Avenue and on 13th Avenue from Alder to Kincaid streets. Other improvements include buffered bicycle lanes and a “cycle track” on Alder Street, sharrows and parking reconfigurations on 13th Avenue, and a new signal to be installed in November at the intersection of Alder Street and Broadway.
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CONTACT: Steve Gallup, Assistant Traffic Engineer, 541-682-4960
From Public Information Section, 541-682-5523 or 541-954-2938 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE