The Missouri Flat Area has historically experienced high levels of traffic congestion due to its central location and existing commercial development. Roadway capacity improvements are needed to relieve existing traffic congestion and to create additional capacity for planned commercial development in the Missouri Flat corridor area. The Missouri Flat Area Master Circulation and Financing Plan (MC&FP) provides a mechanism for the County, in a cooperative effort with major property owners and developers, to fund improvements to the U.S. Highway 50/Missouri Flat Road Interchange and adjacent arterials and collector roads.
To assist with implementing required improvements in the Missouri Flat Area, the MC&FP has been divided into two phases. Phase I, established in 1998, provided an initial funding mechanism to address existing road deficiencies within the Missouri Flat corridor and helped to fund many of the recently completed improvements to the Missouri Flat Corridor, including improvements on arterials and on the freeway interchange with U.S. Highway 50.
The MC&FP Phase II provides a framework to fund additional major improvements, as needed, to the U.S. Highway 50/Missouri Flat Road Interchange and adjacent arterial and collector roads within the
MC&FP financing area, but not identified as part of the MC&FP Phase I. Phase II is needed to continue and expand the work begun in Phase I to alleviate traffic congestion and facilitate additional anticipated commercial development on the Missouri Flat Road corridor.
In March, 2015, the County executed a contract with Economic & Planning Systems, Inc. (EPS) to assist the County with developing the MC&FP Phase II. The consultant team consists of: EPS (prime consultant, public finance and economic impact analysis), Kittelson and Associates, Inc. (travel demand modeling, traffic operations and design), Regional Government Services (public outreach), Quincy Engineering, Inc. (transportation cost estimates), and Ascent Technologies, Inc. (environmental review and analysis).
As part of the EPS contract, a dedicated project website was developed and is available at:
Board of Supervisor Agenda Items
Please note: These agenda items may not reflect the most current information and are subject to change. For the latest information on agenda items related to this project, refer to the County online agenda calendar: https://eldorado.legistar.com
Department of Transportation recommending the Board receive information and provide input on items related to the Missouri Flat Master Circulation and Financing Plan Phase II. Staff is recommending that the Board:
1) Receive and file the draft Technical Memorandum 1-9 Summary Net Fiscal effects of the project (Attachment B);
2) Receive and file the updated MC&FP Phase II project schedule (Attachment C).
Community Development Services, Planning and Building Department, recommending the Board receive information and provide input on items related to the Missouri Flat Master Circulation and Financing Plan Phase II. Staff is recommending that the Board:
1) Receive and file the draft Technical Memorandum 1-7 Future Traffic Analysis Results and Findings (Attachment B);
2) Receive and file the draft Technical Memorandum 1-8 Capacity Threshold Phasing Analysis and Alternative Screening Evaluation (Attachment C) and the US Highway 50/Missouri Flat Road Interchange Feasibility Study (Attachment D), and provide direction on the proposed Alternatives;
3) Receive information on the Outreach effort; and
4) Receive and file the updated Missouri Flat Master Circulation and Financing Plan Phase II project schedule (Attachment E).
Community Development Agency, Long Range Planning Division, recommending the Board authorize Master Circulation and Funding Plan (MC&FP) revenue for the completion of the MC&FP Phase II Study as originally directed by the Board on May 22, 2012 and as authorized on March 30, 2015.
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