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S Franklin Blvd/McVay Hwy Wastewater Trunk Extension

Project Overview

Update: S. Franklin Boulevard/ McVay Highway has re-opened to through traffic following construction of a new wastewater pipe. Thank you for your patience during the past two construction seasons.

The City constructed a new sanitary sewer line starting from the location of the existing 30 in. sanitary sewer line at Franklin Blvd. & McVay Hwy 225. intersection (by Uhaul) and continuing to the south within the S Franklin Blvd/McVay Hwy 225 right-of-way.  The project installed approximately 4,000 feet of 18 inch sanitary sewer pipe including going underneath the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) trestle.

The new sanitary sewer lines intercepts flows from residential and commercial/industrial users in Glenwood west to the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) and east to the Willamette River.  The project allows for environmentally responsible development and redevelopment in this area and facilitate the ability for land owners in this area to annex their properties into the City of Springfield.

Due to the depths needed for the installation of the new sewer lines, S Franklin Blvd/McVay Hwy 225 from I-5 to Franklin Blvd. was closed to through traffic during construction.  Local and business access was maintained during construction using local area streets.  All Businesses remained open to customers. The below map shows both the project phases and detour routes used during construction. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (pdfs) below for additional information.

McVay Hwy Sewer Trunk Extension Detour Map

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Project Manager
Mark Van Eeckhout, Civil Engineer

Media Contact
Loralyn Spiro, DPW Communications Coordinator

Project Resources

2015 Construction Notification Letter to Residents and Businesses

Alignment selection report

Project Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

Detour Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)


Communication Plan (pdf)

Construction Detour Flyer for Businesses (pdf)

2015 Radio Ad (mp3)

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