Presentation on theme: "U.S. 33 Northern Connector Alternative"— Presentation transcript:
1 U.S. 33 Northern Connector Alternative Goshen High School Auditorium, Goshen, INTuesday, December 16, 2014
2 Welcome Rickie Clark, INDOT Office of Public Involvement Purpose/explanation of public meetingPublic meeting formatVisit our sign-in tableInformational handoutsProject display area
3 Public Meeting Sign-in at attendance table Public meeting invitation Project mailing listPublic meeting invitationMailed to project stakeholders on mailing listAnnouncement of this meetingPosted to INDOT websiteMeeting invitation sent to:Goshen NewsElectronic notification:Elected / Public Officials
4 Welcome Introduction of INDOT project officials Project ManagementDesignReal EstatePublic InvolvementDLZ – Project Design and Environmental TeamCity of GoshenElkhart CountyRecognition of elected public officials
5 Project Stakeholders Indiana Department of Transportation Indiana Division Federal Highway AdministrationElkhart CountyCity of GoshenLocal communitiesElected public officialsCommunity residents and citizensCommutersTrucking industrySchoolsEmergency services
6 U.S. 33 Northern Connector Purpose & Need Preferred Alternative Increase capacity and safety conditions for motorists and pedestrians along U.S. 33, within the project limitsIncreased traffic volumes contributing to crash frequencyPreferred AlternativeAn overpass alternative between Monroe Street & Third StreetApproximately 1 mile of two-lane roadway on new alignmentIncludes a section of elevated roadwayAdvanced forward as part of environmental assessmentAdditional InformationExtension of project on north end from Main Street to 3rd StreetAlignment shift on south end near Goshen High School
7 Project Development Process Public Hearing to present Preferred Alternative Northern ConnectorMarch 2014Engineering AssessmentEnvironmental phase beginsPurpose & needDevelop alternativesPreliminary design phaseRelease environmental document for public review and commentRight-of-Way acquisition phaseConstructionINDOT public involvement activities and community engagementPublic Meeting to discuss Additional Information December 20147
12 Preferred Alternative US 33 – At Grade Section12 foot travel lane in each direction12 foot left turn lane at major intersectionsConcrete curb and gutter5 foot wide buffer strip10 foot multi-use trail proposed along new roadway
13 Preferred Alternative US 33 – Elevated Section12 foot travel lane in each direction8 foot wide shouldersRetaining walls and barrier railing10 foot multi-use trail along elevated roadway at grade
14 Real Estate Acquisition Process uniform_act/acquisition/real_property.cfmpublications/your_rights/SPECIAL NOTE: The FHWA Real Estate Brochures are to be made available a the public hearing.This does not mean that everyone in attendance must have the handout, simply that they are available for property owners or for anyone who may have an interest in the process.Likewise if there are no relocations are anticipated – it is still a good idea to have some handouts available for viewing if questions should arise.
15 Real Estate Acquisition Process "Uniform Act of 1970"All federal, state and local governments must complyRequires an offer for just compensationAcquisition ProcessAppraisalsReview appraisalsNegotiations
16 Real Estate Acquisition Residential 5.8 AcresCommercial AcresRailroad AcresSchool 1.5 AcresCity of Goshen AcresApproximately 20 acres of new permanent right of wayDisplacement of 29 residential parcelsSix business relocations
17 Project Schedule Public Hearing: March 2014 Environmental Document Finalized: 2014Preliminary Design Plan refinement: 2014Real Estate Acquisition Activities:AppraisingNegotiations/BuyingUtilities coordination/relocationConstruction:
18 Feedback INDOT would like to hear from you Talk with INDOT project team membersComment sheet in information packetor mail comments to INDOTSign-in to be added to project mailing listVisit INDOT Fort Wayne District page atAll comments are very appreciated and will be given full consideration by project team.
19 Public Involvement Team Rickie ClarkINDOT Office of Public Involvement / Central Office Communications Division(317)Toni MayoINDOT Northeast Regional Office in Fort WayneDistrict Communications Director (866)
20 Submit Public Comments Submit public comments using the options described in 1st page of information packet:Public Comment FormViaParticipating during public comment session via microphoneINDOT respectfully requests comments be submitted by Monday, January 12, 2015.All comments are given full consideration during the decision making process.
21 Next Steps Public and project stakeholder input Submit comments via options described on 1st page of information packetINDOT review and evaluationAll comments are given full consideration during decision-making processINDOT continues work on Northern Connector alternative by incorporating project enhancements outlined by Additional Information presented during public meetingCommunicating with project stakeholdersINDOT Office of Public InvolvementINDOT Northeast Regional Office in Fort WayneINDOT website with U.S. 33 web page
22 Project Resource Locations INDOT Northeast Regional District Office in Fort WaynePlanning & Programming Department5333 Hatfield RoadFort Wayne, (866)INDOT Office of Public Involvement / Central Office CommunicationsIndiana Government Center North, Room N642100 North Senate AvenueIndianapolis, (317)Goshen Public Library601 South 5th StreetGoshen, (574)
23 Thank YouPlease visit with INDOT project officials following the public comment sessionProject Open HouseProject maps, displays, real estate acquisition table, INDOT project officials and informal Q & A