Sunday, October 24, 2010

Your input is needed on the MPO 2035 transportation plan--public workshop 10/26


We invite you to join us at a public workshop at the following location to present the 2035 Needs Plan and draft Cost Feasible Plan:
Tuesday, October 26, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Three Oaks Banquet & Conference Center
20991 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, FL 33928

(Accessible through transit, LeeTran Route 60)
During this past year, Lee MPO has been working hard to determine the transportation needs of the County by identifying projects that will be shown on their 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Plan. This “Needs Plan” is a visual map that shows the proposed transportation projects that are needed to improve the way
we get around, reduce highly congested roads and provide better means of travel using all modes of transportation. A Draft Needs Plan was presented to the public for comment at the workshop held on July 19,2010, and after further analysis, a Final Needs Plan was developed and will be on display at the Workshop.
From the Needs Plan, Lee MPO developed a draft Cost Feasible Plan, which identifies specific transportation improvements that the County can afford to build. Unfortunately, the needs of the County are greater than the
funds available to build all of the projects identified in the Needs Plan. This draft Cost Feasible Plan will also be presented at the workshop so that you can provide comments before it is presented to and approved by the Lee MPO Board later this year. Once approved, a Final 2035 LRTP will be produced and used as a guide for future planning efforts.

You can phone, write or email us (see contact information below), or visit our website to comment on the Cost Feasible Plan.. Click here for the LRTP web page.
Contact Person:
Mr. Don Scott, 1926 Victoria Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33901

Additional details:

The workshop will be formal style, from 5-5:30 it will be open for people to walk around and talk to staff. From 5:30 – 6:30 it will be a PowerPoint Presentation and Q&A. From 6:30 – 7 it will be open again for individuals to speak with staff and walk around the different stations. There will be comment forms at the meeting but people can also access them on the website. The latest maps and information located on the website.

NOTE: The video from Friday's 10/22 MPO Board meeting should be online by 5 p.m. 10/25. (click on "sound file" for agenda for 10/22 meeting--top left side). It's worth watching the 20 plus people who spoke during public comment period.

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