At Monday night’s Council meeting, Springfield City Councilors adopted a resolution directing the development of an alternative plan for Main Street safety improvements. This action means the existing Draft Main Street Facility Plan, which included raised medians and up to nine roundabouts, is not moving forward for further consideration.
“This is a significant decision for Springfield, and we want to provide the best path forward for Main Street,” said Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon. “We’ve heard from the community, we are listening to their needs and concerns, and we need to take the time to develop a vision for this corridor that is clear, supports business, and improves safety.”
Over the next approximately nine months, the City Council will develop a different plan to address safety on Main Street. Agendas for Council meetings are posted at https://springfield-or.gov/city/city-council-meetings/ the Thursday prior to each meeting.
Community members can still submit their feedback through firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be provided to the City Council as part of any future public hearing process.
In 2018, the City of Springfield and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) formally launched the planning phase of the Main Street Safety Project for the purpose of engaging the community to develop and adopt a Facility Plan for Main Street from 20th Street to 72nd Street that builds upon prior work by the City and ODOT to study safety issues in the Main Street corridor. 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.
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