News-Press: Lee County planners issue
Seek help finding congested roads
by christina cepero • email@example.com
• March 27, 2010
1:10 A.M. — Lee County transportation planners
want to know which intersections you believe are
The Lee Metropolitan Planning Organization, made
up of elected officials who discuss transportation,
has used previous surveys to determine which
roads need to be improved.
The MPO's Traffic Operations Coordinating
Committee will review the surveys. If it involves
retiming a signal or restriping a lane, the project is
referred to the local government. Larger projects are
added to the MPO board's list.
Ron Gogoi, MPO deputy director, said the agency
sets aside about $5 million in federal funds every
year for those projects as well as bike path and
public transportation improvements.
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Click here to go to the MPO online survey. Although the questions are posed in terms of road congestion, this is an opportunity to comment on the role of biking and walking in relieving congestion.