Infrastructure Planning

Transportation Planning

Transportation System Plan – Adopted 2014, Updated 2020
The City of Springfield adopted the Springfield Transportation Plan (TSP) in March 2014 (Ordinance 6314). The City updated the plan in 2020 as part of the TSP Implementation Project (Ordinance 6413). The 20-year plan looks at how the transportation system is currently being used and identifies the community’s multi-modal transportation system vision in order to serve the needs of residents, businesses, and visitors into the future.

Bicycle Plan – Adopted 1998
The Springfield Bicycle Plan updated the 1982 Springfield Bikeway Plan and provided details for the Bicycle Element of the 1986 Eugene-Springfield Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan. The Plan looked ahead about 20 years to a safe, convenient, and attractive bicycle system that, as an integral part of the City’s overall transportation system, promotes community livability and prosperity.

Visit the regional transportation system planning website to learn more about efforts by other cities in our metro area.

The following projects are key, high priority capital projects that are currently underway. Each project page contains contact information for the project manager.

Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project
The Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project included design development that considered, but was 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 Street.

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. Learn more here.

Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project
Springfield’s Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project is a project planned for Glenwood that will construct modern urban standard improvements on the old Highway 99 alignment, called Franklin Boulevard. The full length of Franklin Boulevard connects Springfield’s and Eugene’s downtowns with the University of Oregon in between. Construction in Glenwood will increase safety and mobility for all modes of travel by improving lane configuration, rebuilding intersection controls, physically separating bicycle and pedestrian facilities, installing landscape and stormwater treatments, and adding new streetlights.

Main Street Projects
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 doing detailed analysis to identify 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. Learn more about the project here.

Contact Information
Sandy Belson

Transportation Forms, Documents, and Plans

Form, Document, or Plan Notes and additional information
Bicycle Plan Adopted 1998
Transportation System Plan Adopted 2014

Stormwater Planning

Stormwater Facilities Master Plan
The purpose of the Stormwater Facilities Master Plan is to provide a guide to plan for more comprehensive, efficient, and multi-objective management of the City’s stormwater system. The plan was last updated in 2008.

Contact Information
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner

Stormwater Management Plan
The Stormwater Management Plan was developed to provide guidance for activities affecting stormwater throughout the City and its urbanized area. It is intended to help meet State and Federal water quality requirements and to meet local water resource management objectives. It characterizes Springfield’s stormwater drainage system, establishes goals, policy, and implementation actions, and establishes a means for measuring, reporting, and adaptively managing the City’s water resources and stormwater runoff.

Phase II MS4 NPDES Permit
Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local bodies of water. To prevent pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and develop a stormwater management program. Springfield, like many small to medium-sized cities throughout the nation, falls under the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements to apply for and maintain a Phase II MS4 permit under the NPDES program. See the NPDES annual report.

Total Maximum Daily Load
The City of Springfield implements several special programs to improve water quality in the Willamette and McKenzie rivers. See our Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan (TMDL IP) and associated annual report.

Springfield’s “7 Key Outcomes for Stormwater”
The Springfield City Council adopted the 7 Key Outcomes for Stormwater in 1999, as a guide to stormwater management in the City. The policies provide specific direction, consistent with local goals and State and Federal requirements, and support implementation of the Metro Plan and the Public Facilities and Services Plan Policies.

Channel Assessment
The 2002 Channel Assessment reports the condition of the City of Springfield’s open channel stormwater drainage system. Data in the report categorize, describe, and summarize the physical characteristics of the various systems throughout the city in terms of the channel configuration, the adjacent land uses, and certain water quality parameters.

Contact Information
Sunny Washburn, Water Resources Supervisor

Stormwater Forms, Documents, and Plans

Form, Document, or Plan Notes and additional information
Stormwater Facilities Master Plan Updated October 2008
Stormwater Management Plan Updated March 2010
Stormwater Annual Report July 2020 – June 2021
TMDL Implementation Plan Updated 2019
TMDL Annual Report July 2020 – June 2021

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.

The City of Springfield is embarking 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.

To learn more about the Wastewater Master Plan Update, visit the project webpage.

Contact Information
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner

Wastewater Forms, Documents, and Plans

Form, Document, or Plan Notes and additional information
Wastewater Master Plan Updated 2008