Infrastructure Planning

Springfield’s infrastructure planning is directed by Springfield’s Community Development Division, within the Development and Public Works Department. It’s long-range plans cover transportation, stormwater, wastewater, and public facilities and services.

Transportation Planning

Bike Parking Enhancement Project 

The City of Springfield received $86,500 from Regional Bicycle Enhancement grant funding to strengthen bike infrastructure. The funding supports the purchase and install of public bike racks in locations lacking quality bike parking but does not include lighting enhancements or covered structures. This project supports bike transportation and recreation throughout Springfield by increasing the availability of safe and secure public bike parking (bike racks). Outreach and community engagement will take place in 2022 and 2023, with the installation of bike racks expected in 2024.  

Springfield Bike Share Expansion

The City of Springfield is exploring the opportunity to expand bike share into Springfield. Expanding the successful PeaceHealth Rides bike share system, operating in Eugene since 2018, would enhance connectivity between downtown destinations and nearby neighborhoods and transit stops. Riders could also utilize the riverpath system to connect Downtown Springfield, Downtown Eugene, and the University of Oregon for shopping, dining, and recreation. Outreach and community engagement will take place in fall and winter of 2022.

Transportation System Plan – Adopted 2014, Updated 2020

The City of Springfield adopted the Springfield Transportation System Plan (TSP) in July 2014 and updated it in 2020. The plan assesses the community’s transportation needs and identifies the preferred multi-modal transportation system to serve residents, businesses, and visitors.

To implement the goals, policies, and actions identified in the plan, the City conducted a code update and implementation project to establish the TSP’s vision in the Springfield Development Code.

Main Street Safety Project

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 City of Springfield and the Oregon Department of Transportation launched the Main Street Safety Project to address this safety problem by engaging our Springfield community and identifying thoughtful and effective safety solutions. Our goal is to create a coordinated plan that identifies the types of safety improvements that work best for all Main Street users. Community engagement is vital to inform the selection of infrastructure solutions that help ensure safe, accessible transportation for everyone, whether by foot, bike, mobility device, bus, or car.

Stormwater Planning

Development, management, and maintenance of Springfield’s multi-objective stormwater system is coordinated among the three Divisions in the Development and Public Works Department. The Community Development Division oversees development, the Environmental Services Division provides management, and the Operations Division conducts maintenance.

Stormwater Facilities Master Plan

Managed by Springfield’s Community Development Division and providing the long-term perspective for the City, the Stormwater Facilities Master Plan lets the City address its flood protection and water quality goals through a list of prioritized Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs). The plan was last comprehensively updated in 2008 and, in 2013, the Community Development Division began updating the plan on a basin-specific basis.

If you have questions or would like to access basin-specific update documents, please contact staff listed here:

Stormwater Planning Contact Information
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner

Wastewater Planning

Wastewater Master Plan

The City operates a large and complex wastewater collection system, which includes 250 miles of wastewater pipe varying from 6 to 60 inches in diameter. This system of pipes and pumps moves wastewater from Springfield homes and businesses to the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission‘s (MWMC) regional wastewater treatment plant in North Eugene, where all wastewater from the Eugene-Springfield area is treated before it’s returned to the Willamette River.

In 2022 the City of Springfield embarked on a project to update our Wastewater Master Plan. Through this work, the City will identify needed improvements to the local wastewater system, based on current conditions and anticipated growth over the next 20 years.

Springfield’s Wastewater Master Plan was last updated in 2008, and all capital improvements identified in that version of the plan have been constructed, so the plan is being updated again in 2022, in collaboration with contractor Murraysmith Inc.

Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area Public Facilities and Services Plan (PFSP)

The PFSP is a refinement plan of the Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan (Metro Plan). It satisfies state requirements for public facilities plans for Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County and addresses needs for water, wastewater, stormwater, and electrical facilities and projects.

In 2022 the City of Springfield, City of Eugene, and Lane County kicked off an effort to update the PFSP to: incorporate plan revisions adopted by ordinance since 2011 that have not yet been incorporated into the PFSP document; revise, clarify, and update PFSP text to facilitate use by jurisdictional staff and the public; and update project lists and maps to reflect current facility master plans.