Construction on Franklin Boulevard means a year of traffic near campus

Originally Posted on Emerald Media via UWIRE

Construction crews are moving forward with the Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, and with this, the University of Oregon community will continue to notice more traffic disruptions on Franklin Boulevard.

The sidewalk budding up against the construction zone is blocked off with orange barriers and a fence depicting the yellow Oregon logo, as well as the construction company’s logo.

The future site of the Knight Science Campus is seen under construction in Eugene, OR on May 24, 2018. (Maddie Knight/ Emerald)

Two westbound lanes of Franklin Boulevard closest to the construction site will be closed at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. through the first week of June. One left turn lane from Agate Street onto Franklin Boulevard leaving campus will be closed, as that lane would turn into the closed lanes.

Developers have also created a website to keep track of future Knight Campus traffic updates here along with a webcam of the construction site here.

Construction began in March and is scheduled to wrap up in December of 2019.

Farther down the street, construction is also underway on a 12-story apartment complex at 959 Franklin Blvd. One westbound lane of Franklin is scheduled to be closed just west of 11th Avenue for the next year, according to Brian Richardson with the City of Eugene Public Works.

The apartment building is slated to open in September of 2019.

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