Public Comment Opportunities

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

Following changes to the City of Eugene application materials at the June 17th Transportation Planning Committee the public comment period has been extended. to July 9th at 11:30am.

An additional public hearing will be held at the July 9th Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC).

Following changes  to the City of Eugene application materials at the June 17th Transportation Planning Committee.

  • Remove application for Coburg Rd Intersection Efficiency Improvements
  • Additional applications for 18th and Hilyard, Lincoln ARTS, and Franklin Blvd PE Phase
  • Revised applications for Oakway Rd and Hunsaker Ln
A summary of the total application requests with these Eugene changes can be found here Updated Project Summary Table.

New application materials for these Eugene projects are below:
18th and Hilyard (summary sheet, full application)
Franklin Blvd (summary sheet, full application)

Revised applications are below:
Hunsaker Ln (summary sheet, full application)
Oakway Rd (summary sheet, full application)



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Funding Proposal for FY22-24 MPO Discretionary STBG/TA/CMAQ Funds:

The Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) will hold a public hearing June 4, 2020 for a proposal to program roughly $20.5M of the MPO's discretionary funds. The proposal includes funding for 19 transportation projects and programs in the Eugene-Springfield urbanized area. 

Projects were prioritized for funding based on program eligibility and how well they met the regional primary funding considerations of 1) improve safety, 2) preserve existing transportation assets, 3) preserve or enhance transit services, and 4) reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As required by federal law, additional consideration was given to projects that support the federal performance targets relevant to Central Lane MPO, the anticipated reduction in coarse particulate emissions (PM10) and cost-effectiveness of PM10-reducing projects (see each of the applications for these details.)

Transportation Planning Committee (TPC) will develop a formal funding recommendation based on input received during this comment period.


The materials linked to below provide details of the funding proposal as well as the 23 funding applications submitted for consideration.

Cover Memo: FY22-24 Funding Proposal
Funding Applications (one-page summaries)
Funding Applications (full applications)

Public is invited to provide comment through June 28, 2020. 

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The following amendments to the 2018-2021 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) are proposed: 

Comments on the following proposed amendments will be accepted through July 9, 2020:

21174 – Springfield
S. 28th Street dust mitigation
Description: Pave gravel portion of S. 28th St from S. F St to city limits; pave shoulders and driveway approaches and improve surface drainage.
Amendment: Cancel 2020 Utility Relocation phase ($308,436.38 local) and move those funds to 2021 Construction phase (new CN total = $1,289,156.36)

21385 – Lane County
Gilham Road: Ayers Road to Mirror Pond Way
Description: Design and final construction of pavement, curb, gutter, storm water and sidewalk on Gilham Rd between Ayres Rd and Ashbury Dr, and sidewalk along westerly portion of Gilham Rd between Ashbury Dr and Mirror Pond Wy.
Amendment: Slip Construction phase from 2021 to 2022 ($733,601.91 STBG & CMAQ)

STIP Key TBD – LTD
LTD Technology Innovation Project
Description: The LTD Technology Innovation Project (Novus) will eliminate barriers to transportation to improve health outcomes and decrease health disparities experienced by disadvantaged communities.
Amendment: Add new 2020 project ($76,000 5310, total project = $400,000)


Comments on the following proposals will be accepted through July 20, 2020:

21174 – Springfield
S. 28th Street dust mitigation
Description: Pave gravel portion of S. 28th St from S. F St to city limits; pave shoulders and driveway approaches and improve surface drainage.
Amendment: Cancel 2020 Utility Relocation phase ($308,436.38 local) and move those funds to 2021 Construction phase (new CN total = $1,289,156.36)

21385 – Lane County
Gilham Road: Ayers Road to Mirror Pond Way
Description: Design and final construction of pavement, curb, gutter, storm water and sidewalk on Gilham Rd between Ayres Rd and Ashbury Dr, and sidewalk along westerly portion of Gilham Rd between Ashbury Dr and Mirror Pond Wy.
Amendment: Slip Construction phase from 2021 to 2022 ($733,601.91 STBG & CMAQ)

STIP Key TBD – LTD
LTD Technology Innovation Project
Description: The LTD Technology Innovation Project (Novus) will eliminate barriers to transportation to improve health outcomes and decrease health disparities experienced by disadvantaged communities.
Amendment: Add new 2020 project ($76,000 5310, total project = $400,000)

20433 – ODOT
OR126: Willamette River WB Bridge
In April TPC approved an amendment (following OTC action) to cancel CN phase (~$7M) and move those funds to the Umpqua River Bridge Replacement project. ODOT now wants to decline that amendment and instead fund CN of the Willamette River WB Bridge project at a reduced amount, pending July OTC approval.
Amendment: Cancel Right of Way Acquisition phase and move those funds ($5,200) to CN. Fund construction phase at $5,834,200. Advance CN phase to 2020.

21449 – Lane County
Beaver Street and Hunsaker Lane
Description: Corridor plan design completion.
Amendment: Advance PE phase from 2021 to 2020 ($1,076,619.85, STBG)


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

Comment

Online


www.LaneVoices.org


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.