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  • S CS CI-75 South Corridor and Subarea Master Planning Study

    Project Steering Committee Meeting No. 2

    I-75 South Corridor and Subarea Master Planning Study

    Project Steering Committee Meeting No. 2

    September 24, 2012September 24, 2012

    I-75 South Corridor

  • AgendaAgendaAgendaAgenda

    • Introductions• Introductions

    • Review of Study Expectations and Refined Study Goals

    • Review of Study Expectations and Refined Study Goals

    I-75 South Corridor• Stakeholder Committee Activity Update

    • Stakeholder Committee Activity Update

    • Summary of Existing Conditions

    • Project Status and Next Steps

    • Summary of Existing Conditions

    • Project Status and Next Steps j p

    • Group Discussion

    j p

    • Group Discussion

  • Project Study AreaProject Study AreaProject Study AreaProject Study Area

    SR 155 in Henry County

    I-75 South Corridor

    Henry County

    Sardis Church Road in Bibb CountyCou ty

  • Expected Study ResultsExpected Study ResultsExpected Study ResultsExpected Study Results

    • Conceptual Improvements and Projects• Conceptual Improvements and Projects • Specific Interchange Area  Recommendations

    • Specific Interchange Area  Recommendations

    I-75 South Corridor • Identify Multimodal Connectivity  Improvements

    • Action Plan with Specific

    • Identify Multimodal Connectivity  Improvements

    • Action Plan with Specific• Action Plan with Specific  Implementation Steps Identified

    • Review Adopted Land Use Plans and 

    • Action Plan with Specific  Implementation Steps Identified

    • Review Adopted Land Use Plans and  Comprehensive Plans Comprehensive Plans 

  • Updated Study GoalsUpdated Study GoalsUpdated Study GoalsUpdated Study Goals

    I-75 South Corridor Study Goals E Effi i t R i l d I t t t M bilit f P l d G d• Ensure Efficient Regional and Interstate Mobility for People and Goods

    • Provide Connectivity and Accessibility to Regional Activity Centers • Enhance and Improve Safety for All Users

    I-75 South Corridor • Preserve and Enhance Environmental, Cultural, and Historic Resources, as well as Quality of Life • Utilize and Recommend Transportation Designs that Enhance Facility Function and Compatibility, While Maintaining Community Character • Invest in Infrastructure that Supports Economic Sustainability and Viability • Consider Multimodal Transportation Options Evaluated in Previous Studies • Assist in Expanding Georgia’s Role as a Major Logistics Hub for Global Commerce • Improve Intergovernmental Coordination for Successful Infrastructure Development

  • Study CommitteesStudy CommitteesStudy CommitteesStudy Committees

    Stakeholder Committee (Workshops and Project Portal)

    Project Steering Committee (Meets up to Five Times)

    Half Day Workshops Local Governments

    Regional Commissions

    Agencies GDOT FHWA GRTA

    I-75 South Corridor Information Transfer Via Project Portal

    Local Governments Regional Commissions

    Other Agencies (SRTA, FTA, etc)

    GRTA

    MPOs Atlanta Regional Commission

    M MPO (MATS) Other Agencies (SRTA, FTA, etc)

    Freight Entities Development Authorities

    Emergency Mgmt. Officials Environmental Interests

    Macon MPO (MATS) Warner Robbins MPO (WRATS)

    Regional Commissions Environmental Interests Railroads

    Environmental Justice Leaders Chambers of Commerce

    Military Installations

    Atlanta Regional Commission Three Rivers

    Middle Georgia

    Military Installations Universities

  • Steering Committee Meeting No. 1Steering Committee Meeting No. 1Steering Committee Meeting No. 1Steering Committee Meeting No. 1

    • Meeting Held February 2012 The Follo ing Agencies Attended

    • Meeting Held February 2012 The Follo ing Agencies Attended• The Following Agencies Attended: • The Following Agencies Attended:

    Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) Three Rivers Regional Commission

    Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Middle Georgia Regional Commission

    I-75 South Corridor

    • Developed Initial Study Goals• Developed Initial Study Goals

    Macon Area Transportation Study (MATS) GDOT Central Office and District Three Office

    Developed Initial Study Goals

    • Discussed Corridor Issues and Opportunities

    Developed Initial Study Goals

    • Discussed Corridor Issues and Opportunities

    • Discussed Studies/Plans to Review as part of Existing Conditions Analysis

    • Discussed Studies/Plans to Review as part of Existing Conditions Analysis

  • Stakeholder Committee WorkshopsStakeholder Committee WorkshopsStakeholder Committee WorkshopsStakeholder Committee Workshops

    • Meeting Held May 2012 T o locations Northern and So thern parts of Corridor

    • Meeting Held May 2012 T o locations Northern and So thern parts of Corridor• Two locations: Northern and Southern parts of Corridor

    • The Following Agencies Attended: • Two locations: Northern and Southern parts of Corridor • The Following Agencies Attended:

    Bibb County City of Macon Georgia Power

    I-75 South Corridor Butts County Development Authority City of Locust Grove

    GDOT Central Office and District Three Office

    Central Georgia EMC City of McDonough Griffin – Spalding County

    • Reviewed and Refined Study Goals• Reviewed and Refined Study Goals

    City of Forsyth City of Warner Robins Henry County

    • Reviewed and Discussed Existing Conditions and Future Development

    Id tifi d d M d I C d N d

    • Reviewed and Discussed Existing Conditions and Future Development

    Id tifi d d M d I C d N d• Identified and Mapped Issues, Concerns, and Needs• Identified and Mapped Issues, Concerns, and Needs

  • Stakeholder CommitteeStakeholder Committee May 2012 May 2012 –– Workshop Summary Workshop Summary Stakeholder CommitteeStakeholder Committee May 2012 May 2012 –– Workshop Summary Workshop Summary

    • Major Study Issues and Needs Identified:• Major Study Issues and Needs Identified:

    • Capacity/Connectivity: There is a general lack of parallel facilities along I-75 South

    • Capacity/Connectivity: There is a general lack of parallel facilities along I-75 South

    I-75 South CorridorMobility on local streets is suffering because of I-75

    • Freight:

    Mobility on local streets is suffering because of I-75

    • Freight:• Freight: Truck volumes are expected to increase because of the deepening of the Port of Savannah and the widening of the Panama Canal

    • Freight: Truck volumes are expected to increase because of the deepening of the Port of Savannah and the widening of the Panama Canal

    Truck parking is an issue, as truckers are required to rest after 10 hours Truck parking is an issue, as truckers are required to rest after 10 hours

  • Stakeholder CommitteeStakeholder Committee May 2012 May 2012 –– Workshop SummaryWorkshop Summary Stakeholder CommitteeStakeholder Committee May 2012 May 2012 –– Workshop SummaryWorkshop Summary

    • Major Study Issues and Needs Identified:• Major Study Issues and Needs Identified:

    • Environmental: Air quality must be taken into account

    • Environmental: Air quality must be taken into account

    I-75 South Corridor• Land Use: There are numerous existing and planned large industrial, commercial, and residential developments that will continue to

    • Land Use: There are numerous existing and planned large industrial, commercial, and residential developments that will continue tocommercial, and residential developments that will continue to impact the transportation system commercial, and residential developments that will continue to impact the transportation system

  • Current Project StatusCurrent Project StatusCurrent Project StatusCurrent Project Status

    • Data Collection Complete Road a and Transportation Data

    • Data Collection Complete Road a and Transportation Data• Roadway and Transportation Data

    • Environmental Data • Travel Demand Modeling Data

    I t f Oth St di d Pl i Eff t

    • Roadway and Transportation Data • Environmental Data • Travel Demand Modeling Data

    I t f Oth St di d Pl i Eff t I-75 South Corridor

    • Inventory of Other Studies and Planning Efforts • Land Use Data • Identification of Data Gaps and Deficiencies

    • Inventory of Other Studies and Planning Efforts • Land Use Data • Identification of Data Gaps and Deficiencies

    • Additional Traffic Counts Collected• Additional Traffic Counts Collected

    • Inventory of Existing Conditions and Analysis Underway• Inventory of Existing Conditions and Analysis Underway

  • I-75 South Corridor

    SUMMARY OF EXISTING CONDITIONSSUMMARY OF EXISTING CONDITIONS

  • Existing Conditions: RoadwayExisting Conditions: RoadwayExisting Conditions: RoadwayExisting Conditions: Roadway Functional ClassificationFunctional Classification

    I-75 South Corridor

  • Existing Conditions: RoadwayExisting Conditions: RoadwayExisting Conditions: RoadwayExisting Conditions: Roadway Functional Classification, cont’d.Functional Classification, cont’d.