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New off-ramp and signal scheduled for I-5/Beltline interchange ODOT Press Release - June 6, 2013

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD— Construction on a project to improve the Interstate 5/OR 569 (Randy Papé Beltline) interchange in Eugene/Springfield, will result in a significant traffic control change next week for one of the most heavily traveled interchanges in Lane County. While certain elements will be temporary, the major portion of the traffic control change will be permanent.

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Construction activity begins for next phase of I-5/Beltline improvements in Eugene/Springfield ODOT Press Release - March 25, 2013

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD— The next phase of improvements for the Interstate 5/Randy Papé Beltline (OR 569) interchange will begin this week as a contractor for ODOT begins placing traffic control signs in the area. Construction will begin the week of April 1.

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Overview

Beltline Unit 4 Handout (pdf, 1.7 MB)

Beltline Unit 4 Handout (pdf, 1.7 MB

The Interstate 5 at Randy Papé Beltline project is located in Lane County within the cities of Eugene and Springfield, at the intersection of Interstate 5, mile post 195.45 and Randy Papé Beltline (OR 569). The phased project will correct deficiencies to enable the interchange to safely accommodate travel demands 20 years into the future. The HB 2001 portion of the project is being accomplished by two separate projects: I-5 @ Beltline - Unit 3 and I-5 @ Beltline - Unit 4.

The modernization project has been divided into smaller sections (units) to make it easier to construct as funding became available. Unit 1 was completed in late 2009, and Unit 2 was completed in the summer of 2011 using both federal and state funds. Units 3 and 4 are both funded using state funds from the Jobs and Transportation Act. Construction for Unit 3 was completed in 2014. Unit 4 is currently out for bid with construction planned in 2016/2017.

The planned improvements for Unit 4 are:

  • A new eastbound Beltline lane from Coburg Road
  • A new eastbound Beltline to northbound I-5 on-ramp, including a new bridge over I-5
  • A new eastbound Beltline to southbound I-5 on-ramp with additional acceleration distance
  • Completion of the north end bike and pedestrian multiuse path partially constructed in Unit 3
  • Extension of the multiuse path south, linking Harlow Road to Garden Way
  • A sound wall south of Beltline and east of Coburg Road

Benefits

The interchange is located at the northern boundary of Oregon's second largest metropolitan center. Originally constructed in 1968, where dairy farms and pastures once occupied much of the area, today the land is being developed for residential, retail commercial use, interstate traveler services and industrial centers providing regional employment. The once rural interchange cannot accommodate the increase in traffic, creating congestion, delays and safety problems.

The work done in Units 1, 2 and 3 and to be done with Unit 4 will modernize the interchange, which serves interstate, regional, and local traffic to the surrounding residential and commercial centers. The units address deficiencies and enable the interchange to safely accommodate travel demands 20 years into the future.

Current Status

The Contractor has completed the construction for Sound Wall 1 (still need to acid wash wall and apply sealer) and has started building Sound Wall 2. Construction on Sound Wall 3 pile footings have just started. The Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls* at Bent 1 & 3 are approximately 75% complete. The Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) is complete along SB I-5. The soil nail wall** is currently under construction at Harlow Rd Bridge. Electrical conduit is currently being installed along SB I-5 for the MU Path lighting. The 36" waterline has been installed and six (6) of the seven (7) EWEB transmission poles have been drilled and poured. *MSE: is a type of gravity retaining wall that utilizes the weight of the wall to hold the wall together through overlapping multiple metal straps and layers of MSE aggregate backfill. ** Soil Nail Wall: This is a type of retaining wall that relies on tension resisting rebar reinforcement driven into the side of a slope that has grout applied around the reinforcement to provide adequate friction and prevent it from pulling out.

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Project Schedule

I-5 @ Beltline Interchange-Unit 3 (Eugene/Sprinfield)

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May 1, 2010 Oct. 7, 2011 2013 Winter 2014/2015