Infrastructure Planning

Transportation Planning

Transportation System Plan (TSP)
The City of Springfield completed and adopted the Springfield Transporation System Plan (TSP) in July 2014. The plan assesses the community’s transportation needs and identifies the preferred multi-modal transporation system to serve residents, businesses and visitors. Visit the City’s Transportation System Planning page to learm more about the Transportation System Plan process.

In order to implement the goals, policies, and actions identified in the plan, the City is currently conducting a code update and implementation project to establish the Transportation System Plan’s vision in the Springfield Development Code. Please visit the Transportation System Plan page to learn more about the current efforts.

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

Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project
The Virginia-Daisy Bikeway 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 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
The 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, between downtown Springfield, the University of Oregon, and downtown Eugene.

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 have launched the Main Street Safety Project to address this safety problem. Over the next two years, we will engage our Springfield community and do 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
Tom Boyatt, Community Development Deputy Director

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.

Channel Assessment
The 2002 Channel Assessment reports the condition of the City of Springfield’s open channel stormwater drainage system. Data in the report categorizes, describes, and summarizes 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
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
The 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.

Contact Information
Sunny Washburn, Stormwater Program Coordinator

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.