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Open house to discuss Springfield’s East Main safety study
SPRINGFIELD— Area residents are encouraged to attend an open house Tuesday, October 19 at Thurston High School to discuss ways to improve pedestrian safety on East Main Street in Springfield.
ODOT, in cooperation with the City of Springfield and Lane Transit District, is currently conducting a pedestrian safety study of Main Street between 20th Street and 73rd Street.
The study analyzed crash data, traffic counts, bicycle movements, and pedestrian crossing patterns to determine where the problem areas are and what possible solutions could be.
The $125,000 study has identified seven locations where pedestrian safety can be improved by:
Constructing crosswalks with pedestrian activated flashing lights
Enhancing street lighting
Adding median refuge islands
“Before we move forward with any projects, we need to have input from community members,” said ODOT Area 5 Manager, Sonny Chickering. “We hope the public will turn out for this open house and let us know if we’re on the right track,” he said.
East Main Safety Study OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thurston High School Cafeteria
333 58th Street, Springfield
You may also submit electronic comments or learn more about the study by visiting the project web site: www.springfieldmainstreet.com
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