Lane Transit District will soon begin surveying along the controversial west Eugene EmX route to prepare for construction.
Technical crews will map out underground utilities, utility poles, the exact location and condition of sidewalks, and other elements that need to be documented as part of laying down the $95.6 million EmX route, LTD said.
Once completed, the route will tie into LTD’s growing EmX system, which extends from the downtown Eugene LTD station into downtown Springfield and north to Springfield’s Gateway area.
LTD’s plan to run a bus rapid transit line into west Eugene ran into stiff opposition from some business owners and others. But LTD gained all needed local and federal approvals for the project and is proceeding.
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