Driving in Eugene, slowly but surely, is becoming a smoother proposition. Thanks to an infusion of voter-approved bond money, federal stimulus dollars and lower labor costs, 80 miles of Eugene streets have been fixed or resurfaced this year.
While state ODOT projects are full speed ahead, it's a different story at the City of Eugene, where the city faces millions in delayed maintenance on streets. The difference: the state borrowed money, the city uses gas taxes only.
Councilors want a second, smaller bond proposal for consideration July 28 alongside the $81 million plan already on the table. | CITY PLAN | If either bond is OK'd by council, voters would weigh in on Election Day. | BACKGROUND
Councilors want a smaller bond proposal for consideration July 28 alongside the $81 million plan already on the table. If either bond is OK'd by council, voters weigh in thumbs up, thumbs down this November. | BACKGROUND
The city budget committee hopes to boost street repair funds. City councilors are also set to meet early next month to work on a proposed $81 million bond issue for streets to go to Eugene voters in November.