Land Use and Access Management Focus Working Group (FWG)
The Land Use and Access Management FWG will discuss topics that include future business development and land use, intersection and interchange design and location, and residential, commercial, and farm access.
Meeting #3 was held on May 2, 2012. The alignment adjustments that were made subsequent to meeting #2 were discussed. Adjustments included interchange type and interchange location.
The remaining eight areas of interest identified by the FWG members during the consensus workshop at meeting #1 were discussed in detail. The interest areas included agricultural mobility, emergency response access, residential barriers, noise, west side business, drainage, safety, and planned growth. The FWG discussed how the ESH may affect the areas of interest.
Meeting #2 was held on April 11, 2012. A large aerial map showing the remaining alignments as presented at the January 11, 2012 Public Information Meeting #4 (PIM#4) was displayed. Since the meeting, the project team has been refining the alignments, interchange locations, and interchange types.
Two of the areas of interest identified by the FWG members during the consensus workshop at meeting #1 were discussed in detail: local mobility and farmland operations. The FWG started on the north side of the alignments and moved south identifying specific issues pertaining to local mobility and farmland operations.
The other areas of interest identified by FWG members during the consensus workshop at meeting #1 will be discussed at future meetings.
Meeting #1 was held on March 14, 2012. All volunteers who expressed interest in serving on the FWG were invited to attend. At the meeting, a brief history of the project to date was given, and the goals of the FWG were discussed. The project team discussed land use and access management design concepts (see Design Considerations handout below).
The project team led the members in an interactive consensus workshop, where they brainstormed responses to the question “In what ways do you think an ESH will affect land use and access?” The FWG split into small groups and agreed on a list of items that answered the question. The members posted their comprehensive list of responses, and then the responses were categorized into groups of similar ideas. The purpose of the exercise was to ensure that the project team addresses all of the ideas and concerns of the members throughout the next several FWG meetings.
The exhibits and handouts from the meeting are below.
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Focus Working Group (FWG) Meetings
A summary of the Sustainability FWG and Alternative Modes FWG meetings held in late 2012 have been added. Click here to read more.
Newsletter Issue 4 was issued in December 2012. To view the newsletter, click here.
The project team has continued to refine the remaining alternatives. To see a map of the refined alternatives, click here.
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