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Design is in progress.
See Lane County’s project page for additional updates.
This project will bring the Laura Street, a major collector, up to urban standards which will include travel lanes, bike lanes, gutters, curbs, landscaping, streetlights, and sidewalks. The project will fill in the missing sidewalk gaps and create a continuous walking and biking route on each side of the street.
Portions of Laura Street between the Monte Loma Park and Oregon Neurology are in Lane County’s jurisdiction and the County has a project planned for design in 2022 and construction in 2024 to make improvements to the street. The City of Springfield received regional transportation grant funding to partner with Lane County on the design phase of this project. The benefits of partnering with the county on design include reducing costs, more efficient processes, and serving the community’s needs while requiring less City staff time to achieve the same result.
Coordinating the design phase of the project also sets it up to make joint construction possible starting in 2024 if the City is able to identify additional funding. Constructing the project at one time reduces disruption for neighbors and street users, and ensures a continuous transportation resource instead of perpetuating the existing missing network gaps.