Public Comment Opportunities

The public is invited to comment on the following open topic(s):


FY22-23 UPWP
Each year, the partner agencies of the MPO work with the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration to update and adopt a unified work program for transportation planning in the MPO. Public comments on the Central Lane MPO's draft FY2022-2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) will be accepted until April 26, 2021.
Draft FY22-23 UPWP
MPC Cover Memo


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The following amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) are proposed. Public comments will be accepted until April 30, 2021:

21778 – ODOT
City of Springfield signal enhancements (state highways)
Description: Make signal enhancements on various signals on state highways for increased safety.
Funding: $911,783 (HSIP)
Amendment: Increase the Construction phase estimate by $82,355, moving funds from project key 21721 (Statewide Bike/Ped (SWIP) Program) and update description to “Make signal enhancements on various signals on state highways and add illumination at the intersection of OR126 and 52nd Street for increased safety.”
Note: The additional budget will allow full funding of illumination at the intersection of OR 126 and
52nd Street where 3 pedestrians crashes have occurred. Lighting is considered a good short-term safety enhancement.



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The following amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) are proposed. Public comments will be accepted until May 5, 2021:


STIP Key# TBD – LCOG
Regional safe routes to school (CLMPO) 2022
Description: Central Lane MPO's non-infrastructure regional safe routes to school program to encourage biking and walking to and from school
Funding: $242,404.54 (TA)
Amendment: Add new project for 2022 to continue support of the SRTS programs in Eugene 4J, Bethel, and Springfield school districts.

22422 - Eugene
River Road-Santa Clara Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge
Description: Engineering for a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Beltline Highway from Ruby Ave to Skipper Ave to enable more people to use active transportation for school, work, shopping and other trips.
Funding: $500,000 (local)
Amendment: Add new locally funded engineering project
Note: This project will connect the River Road and Santa Clara neighborhoods, west of River Road, with a pedestrian and bicycle bridge that will enable more people to use active transportation for school, work, shopping and other trips. The bridge will connect half of the North Eugene High School service area to the high school and allow students to travel on quiet neighborhood streets and avoid streets those that are on the Vision Zero “High Crash Network.” Along with other planned improvements, it will also connect residents to shopping, services, transit and the broader active transportation network.



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The following amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) are proposed. Public comments will be accepted until May 13, 2021:


22297 - LCOG
Oregon household activity survey
Description: The household travel survey data is an building block for Oregon’s travel models, providing details about travel behavior that is lacking in other data sources. This survey is done every ten years to match up to the US census.
Funding: $208,584.09 (PL, STBG)
Amendment: De-obligate funding, slip project to 2021, add project to current TIP/STIP.
Note: Funds were recorded as obligated in FY20, but there was no executed IGA and no FMIS transaction associated with the obligation. To obligate, the project must be in the current TIP. IGA is pending.



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The following amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) are proposed. Public comments will be accepted until May 21, 2021:

22347 – Lane County
Coburg Rd and Game Farm Rd
Description: Pavement preservation to slow structural decline, restriping road surface and bringing curb ramps to ADA compliance to enhance safe transportation facilities and operations
Funding: $1,126,999.89 (STBG)
Amendment: Cancel 2021 Planning phase and move those funds ($4,999.44) to the 2022 Construction phase.
Note: Lane County determined that Planning phase was not needed for this project.



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For all of the public comment opportunities you may comment by mailing, emailing, or in person at a public hearing (if applicable).

Comment through

Mail


Metropolitan Policy Committee
Lane Council of Governments
859 Willamette
Suite 500
Eugene, OR 97401


Comment through

Email


mpo@lcog.org


Questions


Contact MPO Program Manager at Lane Council of Governments Paul Thompson at 541-682-4283, or via email.