Public Comment Opportunities

The public is invited to comment on the following open topic(s):

January 27, 2020
Lane County requests an amendment to the MTIP that would re-program CMAQ funds from canceled Lane County project into two existing Lane County projects. 

The Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC) previously approved the use of $1,581,186 of discretionary federal CMAQ funds for Lane County Yolanda Elementary and Briggs Middle Schools Traffic Congestion Mitigation project (STIP Key 21167). The project was canceled in October 2019 due to insufficient projected PM10 emissions benefits for the purposes of FHWA CMAQ monitoring.

Lane County proposes to reprogram a portion of the CMAQ funds from the canceled Yolanda project (Key 21167) into the following two Lane County projects, both of which have been previously approved by MPC for discretionary funding:

21385 – Gilham Road: Ayers Road to Mirror Pond Way
Description: Design and final construction of pavement, curb, butter, storm water and sidewalk on Gilham Rd between Ayres Rd and Ashbury Dr, and sidewalk along westerly portion of Gilham Rd between Ashbury Dr and Mirror Pond Wy.
Total Project Est.: $1,309,757.49 (STBG, CMAQ)
Increase Construction phase estimate by $539,564
New Total Project Est.: $1,849,321.58

21168 – Howard Elementary & Colin Kelly MS traffic congestion mitig
Description: Planning and Engineering for RRFB at Maxwell Rd and N Park Ave and for sidewalk infill on east side of N Park Ave between Maxwell Rd and Howard Ave
Total Project Est.: $589,122.37 (STBG, CMAQ)
Increase Construction phase estimate by $216,339
New Total Project Est.: $805,461.37

At their January 15 meeting, Transportation Planning Committee (TPC) reviewed the proposed amendment and recommended a Public Hearing to be held at February 6 MPC. A 30-day public comment period will be open through February 27, 2020. Committee action will then be requested at March 5 MPC. 

January 24, 2020
Thurston Hills Trail Project Phase 2   (22098)
Construct approximately 4.6 miles of new trail at Thurston Hills Natural Area. These trails will include a shared use trail and a mountain bike optimized downhill trail.
OT phase 2020: $365,040.94 Recreational Trails Program (RTP), includes 20% match and an additional $66,348.31 Willamalane overmatch

ODOT - Region 2 centerline rumble strips (unit 3)  (19692)
Install centerline rumble strips in various locations.
Reduce CN by $100,000. PE will be increased by this amount via a programming request.
Current 2020 CN is $4,930,083. Amended CN will be $4,830,083.

comments will be accepted through February 7, 2020

January 16, 2020
Eugene – 8th Avenue streetscape and bikeway (21378)
Reconstruct roadway, move curbs, widen sidewalks, install protected bike lanes relocate street tree zone, convert 8th Ave to two-way street.
Extend project west from Willamette Street to Lincoln Street

Comments will be accepted through January 30, 2020

For all of the public comment opportunities you may comment by mailing, emailing, providing comment online or in person at the public hearing (if applicable).



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Metropolitan Policy Committee
Lane Council of Governments
859 Willamette
Suite 500
Eugene, OR 97401

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Contact MPO Program Manager at Lane Council of Governments Paul Thompson at 541-682-4283, or via email.