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Springfield asks for input to make Main Street safer

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Springfield asks for input to make Main Street safer

Springfield asks for input to make Main Street safer

Main Street is ranked as one of the most dangerous streets in Oregon and the city wants community input to decide what improvements are needed most to make it safer.

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Springfield asks for input to make Main Street safer

Have been made?

And everyone is cooperating.

Springfield's main street is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous streets in oregon.

And that's*before projected traffic increases over the next 20 years.

But as kezi 9 news reporter michael sevren shows us?

There's a major push to change all that.

And city leaders say i'm here at the intersection of 54th and main.

Behind me is a memorial for three young children who were killed in february 2015 when the driver of pickup truck ran a red light and hit them in the crosswalk.

Nat sound?

Traffic.

It's a problem that drivers and and pedestrians on main street in springfield say they deal with all the time.

Mos it just happened.

Drivers not paying attention to people walking across the street.

And people walking across the street not paying attention to drivers.

Mos blue owens/ lives in springfield.

Every time i cross it, i make sure all the cars, are gone by before i just go length 9 city leaders say there have been over 650 crashes between 2012 and 2016.

Working with the department of transportation and the public the city hopes to make main street safer for everyone.

Sot phoner we at the city of springfield and the city council want our decision to be informed decisions to help gather feedback... an online open house went live on wednesday.

It's a virtual meeting ground where people can voice their opinion, and weigh in on how they think main street can be improved.

Residents can even use an interactive map to indicate where they've had problems. project leaders say the tragedy that happened here over three years ago was taken into account by the state?

Which is funding the project but




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