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11-2-2023 RAISE Grant Received – Design Begins on Mississippi Avenue Roundabout

The Cities of Eugene and Springfield 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 …

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11-16-2021 RAISE Grant Awarded for Phase 2 of Franklin Boulevard Partnership Project

The City of Springfield along with partners City of Eugene and Lane Transit District have been awarded $19 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Rebuilding America Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant program for Phase 2 of the Franklin Boulevard Partnership project. The money will be used to continue to transform Franklin Boulevard …

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7-12-2021 Franklin Boulevard Partnership – RAISE Grant Application

The Cities of Eugene and Springfield, along with financial and project support from the Lane Transit District, jointly submitted a request for federal funding to complete Phase 2 of the Franklin Boulevard Partnership project. A big thanks to all community members and other stakeholders whose time, vision, and support made this possible. As we continue our commitment to saving …

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6-16-21 Moving Franklin Forward

The vision for Franklin Boulevard is moving forward as we begin to plan for Phase 2. The first phase of Franklin Boulevard was completed in 2018 and has been in service for three years. Phase 1 included two new roundabouts and improvements for pedestrian and bicycle access. The City is continuing to work on the …

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9-16-20 Franklin Boulevard Opportunity Zone Corridor – Build Grant Application

In May 2020, the Cities of Eugene and Springfield jointly submitted an application for funding for the Franklin Boulevard Opportunity Zone Corridor during the 2020 grant cycle. Unfortunately, it was not selected for funding. The project will be resubmitted for the 2021 funding cycle. Additional information and the 2020 application materials are available on the City …

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6-28-19 Aerial Photo of Construction

6-25-18 Yield to Incoming Traffic from the Left

After the first month of action on the new section of Franklin Boulevard, we have a few tips based on questions received from drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists: Drivers entering a roundabout must yield to vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians already in the roundabout. The 25 mph sign is the speed limit for the road.  The 15 …

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5-29-18 Good News: Open Now

Thanks to everyone once again for your patience throughout the project. – Kristi Krueger, City of Springfield Project Manager and Principal Engineer New Franklin Boulevard opened for traffic last week, four months ahead of schedule. The project is touching up some final items in the coming weeks. All of the project elements are completed and in use, …

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4-23-18 Ahead of Schedule!

Spring is here, and the City of Springfield plans to complete the project and open all lanes of traffic by early June. Already, the City has opened the westbound left on Brooklyn, and Dari Mart customers are appreciative. The project is four months ahead of schedule.   March, 2018 November, 2017 A stand of large trees …

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3-12-18 Aerial Photo of Construction