Roadway Widening Projects on April 13 MTPO AgendaApril 6th, 2015 by gainesvillechamber
On April 1, the Gainesville Urbanized Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) approved a draft proposed Transportation Needs List of 85 projects. A dozen of the 85 proposed projects involve roadway widening to 4-lanes or a 4-lane extension (see below). The list is expected to be culled down to a smaller list of prioritized projects later this year. The prioritized projects would be programmed to receive federal/state funding during a 5 year period beginning in 2020.
The MTPO (comprised of all 12 Gainesville City Commissioners and Alachua County Commissioners combined) is scheduled to vote on the proposed Transportation Needs List during its next meeting on Monday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium of the County Administration Building at 12 SE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. The commissioners on MTPO have the authority to amend the list prior to voting on it.
Here is a link to a color map of proposed needs list projects: http://ncfrpc.org/mtpo/FullPackets/TAC_CAC/2015/2040_Proposed_Needs_Plan_Projects_x1.pdf