Florence Transportation System Plan Update - Open House and Workshop #1Virtual Workshop

Roadway System

Please review the content below, including the identified gaps and deficiencies of the existing roadway system. The information below will provide context to support the exhibits to the right. Each exhibit includes a comment box for you to include your feedback. In addition, you may also provide comments via the interactive map.

Guiding Questions

  1. Did we miss anything with the inventory or does anything need further clarification?
  2. Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the content?


Streets within Florence are owned and operated by three jurisdictions: Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Lane County (County), and the City of Florence (City). Each jurisdiction is responsible for determining the functional classification of the streets, defining major design and multimodal features, and approving construction and access permits. Coordination is required among the jurisdictions to ensure that the streets are planned, operated, maintained, and improved to safely meet public needs. The exhibit to the right illustrates the jurisdiction of streets within Florence.

Functional Classification

A street’s functional classification determines its role in the transportation system and reflects desired operational and design characteristics such as right-of-way requirements, design speed, pavement widths, pedestrian and bicycle features, and driveway (access) spacing standards. The exhibit to the right illustrates the functional classification of streets within Florence.

Freight Route Designations

Freight plays a major role in Florence’s transportation network. The Oregon Highway Plan (OHP) identifies OR 126 and US 101 south of OR 126 as designated freight routes. These routes are intended to facilitate efficient and reliable interstate, intrastate, and regional truck movement through a designated freight route system. There are several freight generators within Florence. These include the Port of Siuslaw, Florence Municipal Airport, Florence Industrial Park, Grocery Stores (Safeway, Grocery Outlet, Bi-mart, and Fred Meyer), and others. The exhibit to the right displays the freight route designations and the location of major freight generators in Florence.

Traffic Operations Analysis

The traffic operations analysis identifies how the study intersections operate under existing traffic conditions during the weekday p.m. peak hour – the weekday p.m. peak hour was selected as a basis for the analysis given that it generally represents the most critical time period throughout the day. However, other peak hours may be more critical in some locations, such as near schools. The exhibits to the right illustrate the traffic control and the results of the intersection operations analysis.

Traffic Safety Analysis

The traffic safety analysis identifies potential safety issues throughout the City based on five years of crash data (January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020). The exhibits to the right illustrate the location, severity, and type of crashes that occurred within the study area over the five-year period. Based on the data, a total of 338 crashes occurred in Florence, of which 17 resulted in a fatal/serious injuries, 127 resulted in moderate/minor injuries, and 194 resulted in property-damage-only.