The Cities of Springfield and Eugene along with Lane Transit District (LTD) have received federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant for the Franklin Boulevard Partnership Project.
With these funds, Springfield is moving forward with designing a roundabout at Mississippi Avenue and Franklin Boulevard. This new roundabout will further overall plans for the New Franklin Boulevard. Long-term goals aim to connect nearby neighborhoods, deliver significant environmental benefits, and improve safety for travelers by adding continuous sidewalks, and safer more convenient connections to the regional bicycle network.
Additional funding will be pursued in the future to continue to build the entire planned corridor.
Good News: First Phase Completed
The first phase of Franklin Boulevard construction was completed four months ahead of schedule.
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Modern Roundabouts Save Lives
Roundabouts are the safest intersections because they prevent the most deadly vehicle collisions, which are head-ons and T-bones. Pedestrians are safer because they deal with traffic traveling at slower speeds, only cross one-way traffic, and the crossing distances are shorter.
Awards and Recognition for Franklin Boulevard Phase 1
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American Public Workers Association (APWA) Oregon Chapter
2018 Transportation Project of the Year
($5 million to less than $25 million)
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