A lot of infrastructure project public meetings this month! To sum up, here are the upcoming public meetings:
- Tapp and Rockport Road Intersection: Thursday, August 4, 2016, 4:30-6PM, Southern Hills Church of Christ (1030 W Country Club Dr)
- Multiuse path along Winslow and Henderson: Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6-7:30PM, City Hall Council Chambers
- Fullerton Pike Phase 2: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 6PM in the Nat U Hill Room of the Monroe County Courthouse.
- Sample Road: Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 6PM, Maple Grove Christian Church (1503 W Simpson Chapel Rd)
Monroe County Government has scheduled a public information meeting on the Sample Road reconstruction project. The scope of the project goes from Old 37 at the east to Bottom Road at the west. The diagram below shows the extent to the project. The part in red represents the work being done to create a Sample Road interchange on I-69. As the diagram shows, there will be 3 roundabouts created as part of the interchange, which will be the northernmost access to I-69 in Monroe County. The interchange is expected to greatly increase the amount of traffic on Sample Road, necessitating the county reconstruction project.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 6PM, at the Maple Grove Christian Church (1503 W Simpson Chapel Rd).
Tapp Road and Rockport Road Intersection
The City of Bloomington is holding a public meeting on its plans to reconstruct the Tapp Road/Rockport Road/Country Club Drive intersection, as well as add a new traffic signal to the current 4-way stop. The project will add left turn lanes, a multiuse path, a sidewalk, and slight realignment of the intersection. Initially, a roundabout was considered, but rejected for cost and environmental impact reasons.
The following map shows the extent of the project:
The meeting will be held Thursday, August 4, 2016, 4:30-6PM, at the Southern Hills Church of Christ (1030 W Country Club Dr). More details about the project can be found on the project web site.
Winslow and Henderson Multiuse Path
The City of Bloomington is also holding a public meeting on its plans to build a multiuse trail along Winslow Rd and Henderson St. The project will also have significant impacts on vehicular traffic, as it is being proposed that northbound traffic on Walnut Street Pike will only be able to turn right (east) on Winslow Rd, not continue north or turn left (west) on Winslow.
This project will construct a new multiuse path on East Winslow Road between South Walnut Street and South Henderson Street, a new multiuse path on South Henderson Street from East Winslow Road to approximately 650 feet north of East Winslow Road, and make intersection changes to the Winslow Rd intersection with Walnut Street Pike. More details about the project can be found at the project web site.
The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 6-7:30PM, at City Hall Council Chambers.
Fullerton Pike Phase 2
This will come as a repeat to MoCoGov readers, but I wanted to include it with all of the other public meetings:
Monroe County Government has scheduled a public information meeting on Phase 2 of the Fullerton Pike project. Phase 2 goes from Walnut Street at the east to just beyond Rogers Street at the west. Phase 1, which is scheduled for contract award on November 16, 2016, goes from Walnut Street Pike to Walnut Street.
The following diagram illustrates the approximate extent of the segments, and also identifies several landmarks to orient yourself.
The meeting will be held on August 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Nat U Hill Room of the Monroe County Courthouse.
Additional information about this major infrastructure project in Monroe County can be found here: Fullerton Pike Corridor.