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Posted on: July 9, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Reclaiming Old West Broad Street – I-16 Ramp Removal Study Meeting July 15

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The community is invited to join the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (CORE MPO) to learn and provide feedback about the current phase of the I-16 Ramp Removal Study.This meeting will present preliminary analysis of the proposed street network following removal of the exit ramp. Case studies from communities who have undertaken similar initiatives will also be shared.

The meeting will begin with an open-house format at 5:00 p.m. for attendees to view exhibits and speak with the project team. A presentation will be given at 6:00 p.m., followed by additional time to view the exhibits and speak with the project team.

This stage of the process – development of the Interchange Modification Report (IMR) – builds upon many previous efforts, namely the Reclaiming Old West Broad Street: I-16 Exit Ramp Removal Project, completed in July 2012. Three alternatives for the new street network were developed during this process and shared with the community for their feedback. The preferred alternative is now moving forward for further analysis and development.

“The removal of the I-16 ramps over Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard will allow for the restoration of the street network in this area and return over eight acres of land to the community, aiding in the revitalization and restoration of this neighborhood,” said Tom Thomson, Executive Director, Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission/CORE MPO. “Although this project has broad support, there are many questions about how this will impact getting in and out of downtown. This meeting will begin to share those answers and seek the community’s feedback.”

Date: Tuesday, July 15
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Presentation at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Con-Ed Resource Center, 714 MLK Jr. Boulevard
Hosted By: Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (CORE MPO)

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