Whether navigating from the city to the coast, east toward I-5 or just around town, Corvallis drivers may face delays and detours this summer. On Hwy. 20 east of the Van Buren Bridge, construction continues on a multi-use path north of the highway and on an expansion of the south bypass intersection. Maintenance projects are planned for other parts of the city as well. In the mountains around Eddyville, work is proceeding on the Hwy. 20 bypass, which is still scheduled to open to traffic in 2016.
The June 8 City Club meeting will focus on these and other projects and offer attendees a chance to ask questions about lane closures, detours, traffic coordination and future road work. Speakers will include Jerry Wolcott, project leader with the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Greg Gescher, Corvallis city engineer.
Wolcott leads planning for ODOT’s Corvallis field office and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees (business administration, industrial relations) from the University of Oregon. Gescher received his civil engineering degree at Oregon State and has a master’s in business administration from Cal State Fullerton.
The meeting is open to the public. City Club meets in the Gerding Builders Gym at the Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle. The meeting will begin at 12 noon, and doors will open at 11:30. As always, attendance is free. Lunch is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration is necessary only if you are having lunch. Send e-mail to email@example.com, with "City Club June 8" in the subject line, by June 5.