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Construction FAQ: North Eugene

Following are some frequently asked questions about the upcoming construction of the new North Eugene High School building. This FAQ will be updated over time as the project progresses and new questions arise. 

Overview & Timeline 

What is happening?

Local voters approved a bond measure in November 2018 to fund capital improvements at every 4J school and replace North Eugene High School, Edison Elementary School, and Camas Ridge Elementary School with high-quality facilities built for school safety, modern seismic standards, sustainability, and 21st century education.

Preliminary work and construction for the new school building for North Eugene High School building will begin soon.

What is the timeline for construction?

Abatement of the Silver Lea building will begin in October followed by demolition.

The new North Eugene High School building is scheduled to be completed in summer 2023.

The exact schedule is not set as the design and permitting process is not yet complete. Stay tuned for future updates.

Where will students attend school during construction?

North Eugene High School students will continue to attend school in the current building while the new high school is built to its west on the school property.

The new school will be built where the old Silver Lea building is located now. Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion School will relocate from the Silver Lea building to co-locate at Kelly Middle School starting in fall 2020. Corridor Elementary School, which previously also was located in the Silver Lea building, has closed.

North Eugene High School students will move into the new building in fall 2023, leaving the current building available for other educational programs.

Will there be an increase in neighborhood traffic?

There will be construction traffic, with varied intensity of traffic in the neighborhood depending on the construction activity taking place. The district will work with the contractor to minimize inconveniences to the neighborhood and to be a good neighbor during construction. The contractor will comply with all applicable traffic, noise and other applicable codes and regulations.

We will communicate regularly to neighbors to keep the neighborhood informed about upcoming activities.

Will the demolition involve hazardous materials? 

The district has worked over the years to reduce hazardous materials in our schools. For this project we have contracted with a licensed and bonded abatement contractor who will work under the rules and regulations mandated by the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, LRAPA.

Do I need to sign up to get updates on the bond projects taking place in my neighborhood?

The district encourages anyone interested in the school bond projects to subscribe to receive occasional significant updates. You can sign up for the bond news email list by sending an email to bond@4j.lane.edu, and follow our Facebook page for ongoing updates on 4J bond projects.

The near neighbors of major school bond projects will receive some notifications through other means, regardless of whether or not you subscribe to the bond newsletter. Different planning and construction activities require different types of notifications and the district will endeavor to keep all of our community informed.

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