EUGENE, Ore. – Work to replace a water main installed under downtown Eugene streets in the 1930s begins Tuesday and is expected to last six weeks.
The work will disrupt traffic at Pearl Street, Eighth Avenue and East Broadway.
Most of the work will happen between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., but some work will be conducted at night to minimize disruption to small business.
The existing 16-inch diameter water main was installed in the 1930s and has outlived its expected lifespan, the Eugene Water and Electric Board said.
EWEB is replacing the pipe ahead of a city of Eugene project to resurface Pearl Street planned for this summer.