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YMPO 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan Amendment #1

By | January 24th, 2018 | 3 Comments

PUBLIC REVIEW & COMMENT PERIOD
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE 2018-2041- AMENDMENT 1
 The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will initiate a public comment and review period on Amendment 1 to the 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), The RTP defines the region’s strategy for creating a multimodal regional transportation system that accommodates the current mobility needs of residents and looks to the future to anticipate where new needs may arise. The RTP includes a listing of the regional transportation facilities and services planned through 2041. Amendment 1 adds the Avenue D and Avenue E Extension project in Yuma County to the list of transportation projects reasonably expected to be funded in the 2023 to 2027 time period. This project consists of a new two-lane road from the existing T-intersection of Avenue E and SR 195 (Juan Sanchez Boulevard) and extending north to the intersection of Avenue D and County 18th Street. The north-south roadway will begin at Avenue E and follow an alignment that shifts approximately one mile to the east to line up with the Avenue D. Additional turn lanes will be added at the intersections of Avenue E/SR 195, Avenue D/County 19th Street and Avenue D/County 18th Street. This project will improve regional mobility, and improve traffic operations.
The purpose of this notice is to initiate the 30-day review and comment period which begins on January 29, 2018.
The draft documents are available for review and comment on the Yuma MPO website at www.ympo.org,during normal business hours at the Yuma MPO offices, located at 502 S. Orange Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364, and the Yuma County Main Library, 2951 S. 21St Dr, Yuma, AZ 85364. Public comments are welcome online, or may be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. February 28, 2018 to the address below.

Contact Person:
Charles Gutierrez, Yuma MPO
cgutierrez@ympo.org
502 S. Orange Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364

Note: Jurisdictions that make up the YMPO are the City of Yuma; Yuma County; the Cocopah Indian Tribe; the Town of Wellton; the cities of Somerton and San Luis; and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) operating as “Local governments working together”.

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3 Comments

  1. Gene Dalbey

    February 12, 2018

     

    The key to make this a successful project for the citizens in Yuma County is to make the shoulders wide enough for safe travel of bicycles. This will also provide a safe lane of travel with enough width to support a vehicle that may move close to the side of the road and not hit the sand which often causes the accident.

     
  2. Mary Kay Harton

    February 12, 2018

     

    Shoulders MUST be wide enough for a bike lane!!!!! Thank you
    This needs to be part of every project
    Thank you

     
  3. Dorothy Reid

    February 14, 2018

     

    For safety reasons I feel it extremely important that for ALL road improvement plans to include shoulders that are wide enough for vehicles to make emergency stops and for cyclists to transit without impeding traffic. No cyclist wants to endanger themselves by riding in heavy traffic but without shoulders they are left with no choice. Do it right the first time.

     

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