The City of Springfield along with the City of Eugene and Lane Transit District have received a RAISE grant on November 16, 2021, for $19 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Franklin Boulevard Partnership Project. Within this award Springfield will receive $7.6 million and will focus on building a roundabout at Mississippi Avenue and Franklin Boulevard. Additional funding will be pursued in the future to continue to make efforts to build the entire planned corridor.
“The City of Springfield is honored to receive this RAISE grant to help rebuild Franklin Boulevard. Our community deserves a modern transportation corridor which emphasizes roadway safety and mobility. We are grateful to our partners at the City of Eugene and Lane Transit District for their teamwork in bringing these competitive funds to our region. This award will set the tone locally for America’s planned reinvestment in critical infrastructure over the next decade to support quality of life, jobs, transportation choices, and a healthy local economy. We cannot thank our Federal Delegation enough, including Senators Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, and Congressman Peter DeFazio, for their support and leadership.”
– Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon
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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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- Call CIP Program Manager, Kristi Krueger at 541-726-4584
- Para obtener información en español, comuníquese con Molly Markarian al 541-726-4611