In addition to the projects identified in the City’s 2019-2024 TIP, a future transportation needs analysis recommended additional projects based on the long-range mobility and safety needs through 2035. These include select projects from the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan. Figure 8 shows the locations of the recommended improvement projects. Table 3 provides a map identification, describes the location and details for each of the projects, and estimates a project cost. The table is divided into two main categories of project types:
Non-Motorized Projects – The listed projects include new crosswalk improvements and pedestrian and bicycle facilities. These include projects from the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Plan that connect residential areas to schools, parks, regional transit and other destinations.
Intersection/Road Projects – These projects increase the capacity and safety of an intersection or roadway segment. The projects include the maintenance of existing roadway segments to ensure that the City’s current street system is maintained.
The recommended improvements identify a total of $48.3 million dollars of transportation improvements over the next 20 years. About 62 percent ($30.0 million) of the total is for street preservation and resurfacing projects to maintain the existing street system. Another 21 percent ($10.4 million) is for non-motorized system improvements. About 11 percent ($5.4 million) is for traffic operational improvements at intersections that maintain LOS. Approximately 5 percent ($2.5 million) is for vehicle and non-motorized improvements that enhance access to the future light rail station and address issues related to the closure of the I-90 center roadway.