SPRINGFIELD, Ore – The City of Springfield has begun work on the Springfield Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project. It will affect the areas between 32nd St. to Bob Straub Pkwy along Virginia Ave. and Daisy St.
The purpose of this project is to calm traffic and increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages in the community.
The Virginia-Daisy Bikeway will connect East and West Springfield with a bicycle network and will also provide an alternate route to biking along Main St.
The design process began in 2016. In March 2018, the city removed trees that have uprooted sidewalks along South 48th St. and S. 51st St. Those sidewalks will later be repaired.
Two key elements of this project include safety improvements at the intersection of S. 42nd St. and Daisy St. and at the S. 32nd St. intersection. "42nd has a reversing curve leading into it and there's some visibility concerns. We've heard from parents about concerns students going to and from school so intersection improvements will greatly enhance the safety at those key crossings,” said Emma Newman, Senior Transportation Planner.
The safety improvements at S. 32nd St. are also important because several children cross that street in order to go to the Willamalane Sports Complex.
Other improvements and upgrades include:
-Crosswalk and bike lane striping
The project is expected to be completed at the end of 2019.
To learn more about the Springfield Virginia-Daisy Bikeway Project, click here.