The scope of the project addresses the study of a transportation infrastructure to accommodate anticipated growth on the east side. An important component of transportation on the east side is access to both I-55 and I-74. While the study will address improvements to east-west streets within the project study area, to look only at east/west roads would not address access to the Interstate system. Traffic volumes will continue to increase through Towanda and Downs and eventually overload the existing two-lane streets through these communities. This traffic growth will result in severe congestion and unsafe road conditions. The proposed alternative will need to provide improved access to I-74 and I-55 that relieves congestion in these two communities. To accommodate anticipated growth on the east side the traffic modeling that will be performed for this study will likely identify east/west routes and a north/south route that need to be improved or built. Recommendations to that effect will be included in the final report.
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