Draft LRTP Public Meeting
The City of Grand Island (City) and the GIAMPO are hosting a joint public meeting to present and receive public input on two important Grand Island area transportation efforts, the Broadwell Avenue & Union Pacific Railroad Crossing Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study (Study) and the 2045 LRTPLong Range Transportation Plan.
The public meeting will be held at the City of Grand Island Community Meeting Room, 100 East First Street in Grand Island, NE on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. There will be no formal presentation and attendees are encouraged to attend at any time during the public meeting. Face masks are encouraged. Social distancing protocols will be implemented.
About the Broadwell Avenue & UPRR Crossing PEL Study
The purpose of the Study is to determine the need for improvements to improve safety and congestion at the Broadwell Avenue at-grade railroad crossing north of 3rd Street, evaluate impacts of potential alternatives and identify a locally recommended alternative for the Broadwell Avenue/UPRR crossing.
The public meeting is being held to present draft alternatives for the Broadwell Avenue/UPRR crossing and receive the public’s input. All interested persons are invited to attend, provide comments and ask questions. Study information will be displayed, and personnel from the City will be present to answer questions and receive comments. La información del estudio estará disponible en español.
Comments will be collected through Friday, November 27, 2020, and should be submitted to Tim Golka, P.E., City of Grand Island, 100 East First Street, Grand Island, NE, 68801, email@example.com, 308-385-5455.
Information regarding the Study will be available on the City’s website at www.grand-island.com/Broadwell-UPRR. For those unable to attend the in-person meeting and would still like to comment on the Study, all materials will be hosted via online meeting from November 12, 2020, through November 27, 2020, at www.grand-island.com/Broadwell-UPRR.
About the 2045 LRTP
At the public meeting, LRTP project staff will present details from the Draft LRTP, including a prioritized list of transportation projects that were developed based on anticipated funding, the results of technical analyses and community preferences of Grand Island area residents. Projects identified in the plan include highway, road, transit, freight, and bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects that will be implemented in the Grand Island area over the next 25 years. This public meeting is the final public input opportunity before the 2045 LRTP is adopted by the City.
Comments will be collected through Saturday, December 12, 2020, and should be submitted to Andy Gomez, GIAMPO, 100 East First Street, Grand Island, NE, 68801, AndyG@grand-island.com, 308-389-0273.
If you are unable to attend the public meeting in-person and want to learn more about the Draft LRTP, GIAMPO will host a Facebook Live event on their page, www.facebook.com/CityofGrandIsland, at 4:30 PM the same day. Materials from the public meeting will be available for review at www.GI2045.com, where interested persons may also submit feedback.
Individuals requiring physical or sensory accommodations including interpreter service, hearing impaired devices, large print, or recorded materials are asked to contact the City of Grand Island, 100 East First Street, Grand Island, NE, 68801, 308-389-0140, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting so City staff can make the meeting accessible to any and all citizens of the community.
For those without internet access, information may be obtained at the City offices or by contacting the City at Tim Golka, P.E., City of Grand Island, 100 East First Street, Grand Island, NE, 68801, firstname.lastname@example.org, 308-385-5455.