Local Planning Organization Holding 2nd Round of Public Meetings
SIMPO seeks public input on long-term transportation priorities and Giant City Road Improvement Plan
Carbondale, Illinois – The Southern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organization (SIMPO) is seeking public input on the development of its Long Range Transportation Plan as well as the Giant City Road Improvement Plan.
SIMPO held public meetings in February on two planning projects: (1) the preparation of a Long Range Transportation Plan for the Marion-Carbondale planning area and (2) the Giant City Road Corridor Improvement Plan. The public is invited to a second round of meetings to further engage in discussions for each project.
A Long Range Transportation Plan identifies policies, strategies, and projects for the future; determines traffic demands for the transportation system based on anticipated population growth, business and residential development; traffic forecasts; and provides guidance on capital investments for the operation and maintenance of the existing transportation system along with future improvements and expansions. The plan will help guide transportation investments for the region over the next 25 years.
Participants in the Long Range Transportation Plan meetings will be reviewing key elements of the draft plan and providing input to assist in finalizing the document.
Participants at the Giant City Road Corridor Improvement Plan meeting will review improvement alternatives to address traffic challenges at the intersection of Giant City Road and Route 13, as well as the frontage roads on the north and south sides of Route 13.
For additional information contact Cary Minnis at email@example.com or by phone at 618-997-9351; Greg Smothers, SIMPO Technical Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 618-998-2145; or Julie Peterson, SIMPO Policy Committee Chair at email@example.com or by phone at 618-687-7271.