The City of Springfield's Development and Public Works Department oversees the design and construction of a variety of projects throughout the City as well as the ongoing maintenance once the projects are completed. There are several construction and maintenance projects related to streets occurring in summer and fall 2019. Visit the Construction Projects page for a full list of projects and to view the traffic impacts map.
Storm Drain Murals Brighten Up Downtown Springfield Downtown Springfield is home to sixteen unique storm drain murals painted over the past three years, and five new murals will be installed August 23 and 24, 2019 at the Booth-Kelly trailhead of the Mill Race path. Local artists create designs with a visual message about keeping our waterways clean, and paint the murals on the ground using specialized street paints. The purpose of the City of Springfield’s [...]
Do you know what an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is? It’s a fancy name for a house on a piece of land that also has a main, larger house. An ADU is a great way to live close to older family members, so they may age in an independent home near loved ones. ADUs can also be valuable sources of income, where a property owner could live in either the main or accessory dwelling while [...]
Walking through Downtown Springfield, you’ll notice it has become a lot more colorful in the last five years. It’s due in part to the City Manager’s Office Community Art Program which spearheaded a 5-year public art plan that includes notable downtown pieces like The Official Simpsons Mural (a two-time winner of the Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor) and the Ken Kesey Mural. The program also established public art pieces throughout the community such as the [...]