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OR 126 Main Street Safety Upgrades

Project Completed

Region 2: Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon (Springfield, Lane)


​​​Safety upgrades along OR 126 and OR 126B.​


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Impacts

Construction Impacts

​​Status and Estimated Completion Timing:

I​​mproveme​​nt:

​Stat​us:

Improving intersection turn signals for driver​s and pedestrians.

Most work is complete to date, some additional signal related signs estimated to be complete by 1/31/2022​

Upgrading pedestrian detectors at traffic signals that will extend the crossing time for pedestrians, when needed.

Most equipment is installed, all functionality estimated to be completed by 1/31/2022.

Upgrading and adding LED lighting along the entire corridor.

Upgraded lighting complete. Install new lighting estimated to be complete by 12/31/2021.

Refreshing and adding pavement markings and striping.

Complete.

Adding two marked crosswalks in the downtown area.

Complete.

Installing speed feedback signs.

Estimated to be co​​mpleted by 1/31/2022.

Marking bike la​ne conflict areas.

Complete.

Maintaining and replacing signs.

Complete.

Updating an existing short barrier with tall concrete barrier along the OR 126 Expressway​ approaching Main Street to help direct pedestrians to safer crossing locations.

Complete.

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Schedule

Work started August 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end January 2022.

Details

About

Project Area MapThis year, immediate safety upgrades are being made on the Main Street/South A Street Corridor in Springfield including:

  • Improving intersection turn signals for drivers and pedestrians.

  • Upgrading pedestrian detectors at traffic signals that will extend the crossing time for pedestrians, when needed.

  • Upgrading and adding LED lighting along the entire corridor.

  • Refreshing and adding pavement markings and striping.

  • Adding two marked crosswalks in the downtown area.

  • Installing speed feedback signs.

  • Marking bike lane conflict areas.

  • Maintaining and replacing signs.

  • Updating an existing short barrier with tall concrete barrier along the OR 126 Expressway approaching Main Street to help direct pedestrians to safer crossing locations.

Whether you walk, roll or ride we are working to make it safer for everyone who uses the corridor.

The project area map on the right shows where the safety upgrades should be expected. Crews will move quickly, and each upgrade will take a few days or less. Work will begin in late August and be completed by October. 

Why Main Street/ South A Street Corridor?

This past spring, we committed $10 million to make immediate safety upgrades around the state. We looked for places with a need including:

  • Where smaller, immediate projects could make a difference.

  • Areas where more people use the sidewalks and bike lanes for transportation.

  • Where gaps could be filled in the transportation system to make it safer for all users.

  • Where crashes could be reduced.

One of those places is the Main Street/South A Street Corridor in Springfield. 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. ​

How will these immediate safety upgrades work with future plans?

The Main Street Safety Project is currently in its planning phase that will result in a Facility Plan for Main Street. The Facility Plan is moving toward adoption, and it will bring needed larger scale safety changes to help increase safety for everyone using the street. ODOT and the City of Springfield are partners in the current project to ensure that the work ODOT does now serves the community as we move toward long-term corridor safety goals. Visit the project webpage for more information on the Main Street Safety Project.

The smaller safety upgrades to be made now will support the work that is coming in future years after the Main Street Facility Plan is adopted, and funding for design and construction has been secured. These upgrades will be flexible, and equipment can be repurposed into the longer-term construction projects, with some providing more data to help inform future design decisions.​

New marked crosswalks in downtown will draw drivers' attention to pedestrians crossing the street. Bicycle conflict striping will alert people bicycling and driving to where their paths cross and they need to look out for one another. Speed feedback signs on the east end of the corridor will remind drivers of the posted speed limits as they are reduced coming into Springfield. Lighting upgrades along the entire corridor will help everyone see and be seen to increase safety.

Location

OR 126 |

Main Street / South A Street Corridor

Cost and Funding

$3 million for the OR 126 Safety Upgrades​


Pedestrians, including those with disabilities, will have access through or around the work zone. 

Contacts & Media

Project Area Map

Project Contacts

Transportation Project Manager
Jen Hedlind
Email
jennifer.l.hedlind@odot.oregon.gov
Phone
541-747-1310

Public Information Officer
Angela Beers Seydel
Email
angela.beers-seydel@odot.oregon.gov
Phone
541-726-2442

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Last Updated

7/12/2022 8:37 PM

Project Number

OR126-Pedestrian