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 roundabout will further overall plans for the New Franklin Boulevard. Long-term goals aim to connect nearby neighborhoods, deliver significant environmental benefits, and improve safety for travelers by adding continuous sidewalks, and safer more convenient connections to the regional bicycle network.
Additional funding will be pursued in the future to continue to build the entire planned corridor. The overall investment supports the Climate Action Plans for Eugene, LTD, and the University of Oregon, and for Springfield continues to implement key redevelopment plans for the Glenwood Riverfront District.