by Kristi Krueger, P.E. Principal Engineer City of Springfield
The next steps to prepare for the road construction are about to start, while utility work continues day and night.
Beginning in mid-April, Wildish Construction Company will prepare six buildings for removal. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department will take advantage of the opportunity to use the buildings for trainings before they are demolished.
By mid-May, road construction will be underway with completion anticipated by late autumn of 2018. We thank you for your patience during construction.
There will be a detour for South Franklin Boulevard/McVay Highway during the construction project. Specific plans are being determined working with the contractor. Once known we will share the details of the detour route. Access to local residences and businesses will be maintained.
Phase 1 construction will end at the Mississippi Street intersection with Franklin Boulevard. The Phase 1 road design is modified to accommodate westbound left turns onto Brooklyn Street.
The project will help move the vision for Glenwood forward as a vibrant Springfield neighborhood, promoting access to the river, and opportunities for employment, housing and recreation. It will result in much needed safety improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers traveling in the Glenwood area.
Safety Improvements include:
- New sidewalks on both sides of the road
- Pedestrian islands
- Separated bike facilities
Your questions and comments are welcome via the website at newfranklinblvd.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you promptly. For bus route information during construction, go to http://www.LTD.org or call 541-687-5555.