Federal highway officials will be holding a public open house on Wednesday, May 24, this week to give us an update on the Warren Wagon Road improvement project. This will be another opportunity to encourage FHWA officials to build 4-foot bike lanes where possible as part of the repaving project. In meetings in February, FHWA officials said they would build 3-foot shoulders to improve pedestrian safety as part of the project, and we encouraged them to go 4-feet wide where possible to increase safety even more.
Here are the details on the meetings on Wednesday — a daytime session and an evening session.
WESTERN FEDERAL LANDS HIGHWAY DIVISION – NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Informational Open House
Payette National Forest Building – Weiser/Idaho Conference Room
500 North Mission Street, McCall, ID 83638
ID PFH 21(7); Warren Wagon Road Project
Valley County and Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will hold a public open house regarding the latest updates on the proposed reconstruction of Warren Wagon Road, located in Valley County.
Identified as Warren Wagon Road Project, the proposed project focuses on approximately 5.5 miles of roadway, from milepost 2.23 (McCall/Valley County line) to just beyond the intersection with East Side Drive in Valley County.
The project includes pavement widening, culvert replacements, and guardrail installation. At Milepost 7.89, the intersection of Warren Wagon Road and East Side Drive would be reconstructed to a 90-degree approach. Proposed improvements also include a wider paved shoulder to more safely accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians.
All interested persons are invited to attend and present relevant comments and questions. Design information will be displayed and personnel from WFLHD will be present to answer questions and receive comments. The “open house” format allows the public to come at any time during the advertised hours, gather pertinent information about the project, speak one-on-one with project personnel, and leave as they wish. A formal presentation will not be included as part of this open house.
Comments will be collected through June 23, 2017. Written comments or requests should be submitted to: Dan Slanina, Project Manager, Western Federal Lands, 610 East 5th Street, Vancouver, WA 98661 [email protected]; voice telephone 360-619-7617.
See you there!