- 2 vehicle lanes in each direction
- Protected bike facility
- Wide sidewalks
- Roundabout intersections
- Access lanes on select blocks
- New permanent bus rapid transit stations
- Green water quality treatment facilities
- Decorative roadway and pedestrian level lighting
- Preserved right-of-way for future needs
- Design of the roundabouts has started with the horizontal preliminary layout submitted for McVay Hwy to Mississippi Ave.
- Design of the entire corridor is in process with 30% expected to be completed this September. This design will include the entire horizontal design from McVay Hwy to Glenwood Blvd., vertical alignments and grading to build a 3D model of the roadway, swale locations, and pavement design.
- We are in the process of acquiring right-of-way for Phase 1 (McVay Hwy. to Mississippi Ave.).
- The current plan for construction is to construct Phase 1 (McVay Hwy. to Mississippi Ave.) as funding allows. The hope is to begin construction of Phase 1 in the summer of 2016
- The City recently submitted a TIGER grant application to aid in funding the right-of-way acquisition and construction of the remaining portion of the project from Mississippi Ave. to Glenwood Blvd.
- Staff continues to work with property and business owners directly affected by Phase 1.
- January 2014 Franklin Boulevard Conceptual Design (PDF) The Franklin Boulevard conceptual design includes roundabouts. To learn more about roundabouts view our Double Lane Roundabout Brochure or visit http://www.springfield-or.gov/dpw/Roundabouts.htm
- Franklin NEPA Update (PDF)
- Council Briefing Memo (PDF)
- Annotated Project History (PDF)
- October 21, 2013 Communication Packet Update Memo (PDF)
The City has worked to reduce the overall impacts to property and business owners throughout the project. Staff has worked with the property and business owners to purchase property, assist in the cut and reface of buildings that are partially in the new right-of-way or relocate businesses that are needing to move as noted in the image.
The City of Springfield and ODOT conducted an analysis of impacts as required by the federal government. The following document describes the impacts and concludes that the project does not have significant individual or cumulative impacts according to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Appendices to the above document:
E-Update to Interested Parties List:
To help increase the community's awareness and understanding of how to use and observe both one-lane and two-lane roundabouts, the City of Springfield has produced a new instructional video with step by step instructions on how to use the different types of roundabouts. The video shows how pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists should safely use a roundabout together and how to observe one another's movements within each type of roundabout.
Open House Summary
Approximately 160 people attended the Open House on September 30th. View Franklin Open House Summary
Graphics displayed at the Open House:
Text from the Invitation:
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Stop in between 5:00-7:00 pm
Roaring Rapids Pizza, Great Bear Hall, 4006 Franklin Blvd
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The City of Springfield invites you to see the new design for Franklin Blvd from McVay Hwy to Mississippi Ave. Phase 1 construction, from McVay Hwy to Mississippi Ave., is anticipated to begin summer 2016. No residences will be displaced by the road design and construction.
The Franklin Blvd. project in Glenwood is fully underway! In 2014 staff completed a preliminary determination that the project qualifies for a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Categorical Exclusion. The Federal Highway Administration agreed with the approach. Since then, we have been working hard to meet our obligations under NEPA and hope to have final Categorical Exclusion approval soon. Staff has now started the design and right-of-way phase. The above image is a rendering of what Franklin Boulevard will look like after the project is completed from the intersection of South Franklin/McVay Hwy and Mississippi St looking to the west.
During the environmental process a layout of the future cross-section of the road was developed in order to analyze the environmental impacts and was further refined numerous times to reduce the overall impacts of the project. The final layout is shown below and includes:
What Is Happening Now?
The redevelopment planning of the Glenwood area began in 2004 with the Glenwood Urban Renewal Plan, followed by the Franklin Boulevard Study, the adoption of the Glenwood Refinement Plan, and annexation of Franklin Blvd. into the City of Springfield. More information on the project background can be found at Project Background.
The City of Springfield has applied for a TIGER 7 Grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation for Franklin Boulevard construction. View the entire grant application in the Project Library. Grant awards will be announced Fall 2015.
The image below is a rendering of what Franklin Boulevard will look like after the project is completed from the intersection of South Franklin/McVay Hwy and Mississippi St looking to the west.
Click here to view as a pdf. file Franklin-McVay_Render_5-4-15
This week the City sent out the first of several e-updates about the project. Please click HERE if you would like to receive regular e-updates on the project. View a copy of the e-update: e-update- Changes Planned for Franklin Boulevard in Glenwood 3-10-15
Recognizing the importance of communicating accurate information to the public, the City of Springfield mailed a postcard to all Glenwood addresses announcing the project and sharing ways to stay informed.
The City recently completed the required environmental analysis and amendment to the Glenwood Refinement Plan. In doing so, on 1-15-15 the City received the Notice to Proceed for the final design phase from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). As a first step to the final design phase, surveyors will be working in the corridor during approximately the next six weeks. At times, the surveyors will need to survey on private property throughout the corridor as part of the final design phase. If you are a business or property owner and have questions please contact email@example.com or 541-726-4584. The following letters were mailed to business and property owners after receiving the Notice to Proceed from ODOT.
On February 24, 2014, the Springfield City Council was provided an update on the project and agreed to move forward to meet with the Federal Highway Administration and begin public outreach. Below are the items presented to Council as part of the update.