Local transportation agency seeks input on Hwy. 101

clambert@thetribunenews.comJune 16, 2013 

The county’s regional transportation planning agency will hold a workshop June 29 to get feedback on what types of improvements residents, business owners and visitors would like to see along the Highway 101 corridor in San Luis Obispo County.

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments is working on a study to examine current conditions, identify deficiencies and analyze potential improvements on and adjacent to the 70 miles of highway that run through the county.

Information gathered in the study will be used as the agency develops a 2014 Regional Transportation Plan, a comprehensive 20-year plan that, among other aspects, identifies future transportation projects in the region based on community needs and projections for growth in population, housing and jobs.

For example, participants may be asked where they tend to see the most congestion on the highway, or what improvements could be made to park-andride lots, according to a news release.

The workshop will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library at 995 Palm St. It will feature interactive mapping stations that allow people to focus on specific areas and leave comments or suggestions. Participants can arrive at any time and stay as long as they want.

For more information about the project, go to http://www.slocogconnectingcommunities.com.

Funding for the $446,000 study comes from a Caltrans grant that enables the state agency, SLOCOG and other agencies to work together to prioritize improvements along the Highway 101 corridor.

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