The City of Springfield completed and adopted the Springfield Transportation System Plan (TSP) in July 2014. The plan assesses the community’s transportation needs and identifies the preferred multi-modal transportation system to serve residents, businesses and visitors. In order to implement the goals, policies, and actions identified in the plan, the City is currently conducting a code update and implementation project to establish the Transportation System Plan’s vision in the Springfield Development Code. Please visit the Transportation System Plan page to learn more about the current efforts.
Visit the regional transportation system planning website to learn more about efforts by other area cities.
Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project
The Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project will include design development that considers, but is not limited to, treatments such as striping of bicycle lanes, sharrows, traffic calming infrastructure, intersection treatments, automobile traffic diversion, limited lighting additions, ramp improvements, speed and designation signs, and a crossing improvement at 42nd St.
The corridor will provide an east-west bike network option, that will serve as an alternative to Main Street. Additionally, the project strives to enhance the overall appeal of the corridor for all users and residents, improve pedestrian safety and usage, and provide traffic calming to emphasize safety and active transportation along the street. Learn more here.
Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project
The Franklin Boulevard Redevelopment Project is a project planned for Glenwood that will construct modern urban standard improvements on the old Highway 99 alignment, called Franklin Boulevard, between downtown Springfield, the University of Oregon, and downtown Eugene.
Main Street Projects
Springfield’s Main Street is consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe city streets in Oregon based on the severity and frequency of traffic crashes. The City of Springfield and the Oregon Department of Transportation have launched the Main Street Safety Project to address this safety problem. Over the next two years, we will engage our Springfield community and do detailed analysis to identify thoughtful and effective safety solutions. Our goal is to create a coordinated plan that identifies the types of safety improvements that work best for all Main Street users. Community engagement is vital to inform the selection of infrastructure solutions that help ensure safe, accessible transportation for everyone, whether by foot, bike, mobility device, bus, or car. Learn more about the project here.
Tom Boyatt, Community Development Deputy Director
Stormwater Facilities Master Plan
The purpose of the Stormwater Facilities Master Plan is to provide a guide to plan for more comprehensive, efficient, and multi-objective management of the City’s stormwater system. The plan was last updated in 2008.
Molly Markarian, Senior Planner
Stormwater Management Plan
The Stormwater Management Plan was developed to provide guidance for activities affecting stormwater throughout the City and its urbanized area. It is intended to help meet State and Federal water quality requirements and to meet local water resource management objectives. It characterizes Springfield’s stormwater drainage system, establishes goals, policy, and implementation actions, and establishes a means for measuring, reporting, and adaptively managing the City’s water resources and stormwater runoff.
Phase II MS4 NPDES Permit
Polluted stormwater runoff is commonly transported through Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), from which it is often discharged untreated into local bodies of water. To prevent pollutants from being washed or dumped into an MS4, operators must obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and develop a stormwater management program. Springfield, like many small to medium-sized cities throughout the nation, falls under the Federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements to apply for and maintain a Phase II MS4 permit under the NPDES program. See the NPDES annual report.
Total Maximum Daily Load
The City of Springfield implements several special programs to improve water quality in the Willamette and McKenzie rivers. See our Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation Plan (TMDL IP) and associated annual report.
Springfield’s “7 Key Outcomes for Stormwater”
The Springfield City Council adopted the 7 Key Outcomes for Stormwater in 1999, as a guide to stormwater management in the City. The policies provide specific direction, consistent with local goals and State and Federal requirements, and support implementation of the Metro Plan and the PFSP Policies.