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Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project

Virginia Avenue Street SignVirginia Avenue and Daisy Street are currently undergoing design development to provide a safe and comfortable bicycle corridor that can be used by people of all ages and abilities. The corridor will provide an east-west bike network option, that will serve as an alternative to Main Street. Additionally, the project strives to enhance the overall appeal of the corridor for all users and residents, improve pedestrian safety and usage, and provide traffic calming to emphasize safety and active transportation along the street.

Daisy Street SignThe project will include design development that considers, but is not limited to, treatments such as striping of bicycle lanes, sharrows, traffic calming infrastructure, intersection treatments, automobile traffic diversion, limited lighting additions, ramp improvements, speed and designation signs, and a crossing improvement at 42nd St.

The City of Springfield was selected to receive funding to develop and implement the Virginia-Daisy Bikeway project through the Oregon Transportation Enhancement grant program. The project was identified in the Springfield Bicycle Plan and is consistent with the Springfield Transportation System Plan, the Central Lane MPO Regional Transportation Plan, and the Lane County Transportation System Plan. The project will pair well with the Willamalane Mill Race Multiuse Path, which will have a trailhead at 32nd and Jasper and be opening by the end of 2016, to provide more city-wide east-west connectivity.

The City Council held a public hearing on November 21, 2016 and approved the draft final report.

Click here to view Final Report

Click here to view Draft Final Report

Click here to view the Refined Design Concepts

Click here to view Preliminary Design Concepts

42nd St Intersection 32nd St Intersection Raised Sidewalk
42nd St Intersection Roundabout Design Concept 32nd Street Intersection Design Concept Raised Sidewalk with Red Paint Preliminary Design Concept

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To learn more about the project, please see Frequently Asked Questions.

Timeline
February – October 2016: Design Development - Preliminary Design Concepts; Refined Design Concepts; Draft Final Report
October 2016 - early Spring 2017: Engineering Plan Development
2017: Final engineering work
2018: Construction

Next Step
The City Council held a public hearing on November 21, 2016 and approved the draft final report. The next step will be for staff to develop an engineering plan for the project.

Get Involved
The City of Springfield would like to hear from stakeholders interested in this project and keep the community informed as the project develops.

Please SIGN UP for the interested parties list to stay informed and provide feedback.

Sign Up for Email Updates

There will be multiple ways for the Springfield community to receive and seek project information and provide input on the project.

See Virginia-Daisy Communications Plan for more detail about public involvement.

There were two open houses to learn more about the project and provide feedback to City staff.

Open House #1Daisy Street
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Mt. Vernon Elementary - Cafeteria
935 Filbert Ln in Springfield

Open House #2
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Papa's Pizza
4011 Main Street in Springfield

You may submit written comments to Emma Newman.

Project Manager
Emma Newman, Transportation Planner
enewman@springfield-or.gov
541.726.4585

Para Español
Emma Newman
541.726.4585

Media Contact
Loralyn Spiro, Communications Coordinator
lspiro@springfield-or.gov
541.726.2233

Project Resources
Communications Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
Preliminary Design Concepts

 

City of Springfield, Oregon