The City of Springfield is extending the timeline for the planning phase of the Main Street Safety Project. Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon provided this direction after considering the amount of public comment and the sheer size of the Draft Main Street Facility Plan. At Monday night’s (April 18) Council meeting, the Mayor cited a need to allow community members and Councilors additional time to review, comment, and examine the draft plan.

“I want to give Council members and community members enough time to vet the Draft Main Street Facility Plan as part of the planning phase for the Main Street Safety Project,” said Mayor Sean VanGordon. “Council needs more time to read and consume the material including the recommendations before making a decision, which is a significant one for our community.”

With this decision, the scheduled May 2 City Council public hearing will not occur. Instead, prior to the Council’s summer recess, the Council will hold a series of work sessions to dive more in-depth into the Draft Main Street Facility Plan to increase their understanding of the recommendations, and their benefits and costs.

Draft Main Street Safety Facility Plan work sessions are scheduled for:

  • 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 6
  • 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 13
  • 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 20
  • 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 27


Agendas for the upcoming work sessions will be posted at the Thursday prior to each work session.

Please note there is no public comment accepted during work sessions. However, community members can still submit their feedback through and it will be provided to the City Council as part of their public hearing process. The Council will reschedule the public hearing for February 2023. The community will be notified once a date(s) has been selected.

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Project Purpose
Springfield’s Main Street is consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe city streets in Oregon based on the severity and frequency of traffic crashes. The Oregon Department of Transportation and the City must address this problem to save lives, reduce injuries, and lessen property damage due to crashes. The purpose of the Main Street Safety Project is to select infrastructure solutions that will make Main Street safer for people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit. The selected safety improvements will provide for the movement of goods and people, support the economic viability of the corridor, accommodate current bus service and future transit solutions, and complement traffic safety education and enforcement.