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AUGUST LUNCH MEETING: US 101 Corridor Mobility Master Plan

SLOCOG led the development of the US 101 Corridor Mobility Master Plan with strong participation by member agency representatives and included a significant public participation effort. Consultant members of this team were led by Kittelson Associates as a whole with key team members Wallace Group locally and Flint Strategies as outreach consultant. This study was approved by the SLOCOG Board in December of 2014 and served as a significant resource in setting priorities for our Regional Transportation Plan. Initially the US 101 Corridor Mobility Master Plan reviewed traffic operations along the entire 70 mile length of the US 101 corridor in San Luis Obispo County and, based upon 12 priority parameters agreed upon by agency stakeholders and approved by the Board, further analyzed 4 "Focused Study Segments". Stakeholders provided varied perspectives on how to address identified needs along the corridor. As a “compass” for facilitating project direction, the development of a unified vision for the corridor was developed and the following vision statement was developed by the US 101 Corridor Mobility Master Plan Task Force to encapsulate the core purpose of this study and to guide decisions throughout:

“Connecting communities within and across the region to improve travel time reliability, safety and modal choices for the efficient movement of people and goods.“

Based on the technical analysis and public input, the following 4 Focused Study Segments were selected for further analysis:

Segment 1 - 8.7 miles of US 101 between the Traffic Way Interchange (IC) in Arroyo Grande and the Avila Beach Road IC through the Five-Cities area

Segment 2 - 4.5 miles of US 101 between the Los Osos Valley Road IC and the Monterey Street IC through the City of San Luis Obispo

Segment 3 - 8.8 miles of US 101 between the Santa Barbara Road IC and the Vineyard Drive IC through the City of Atascadero

Segment 4 - 4.4 miles of US 101 between the southern and northern Spring Street exits in the City of Paso Robles.

A Cost/Benefit analysis was applied to potential projects or services that would address needs along the corridor and the study yielded funding recommendations for the Short Term (5 yrs), Short-Medium Term (5-10 yrs), Medium-Long Term (10-20 yrs) and Long Term (20+ yrs) improvements for the US 101 corridor in our county. Come hear more about future US 101 improvements currently being evaluated in our area!

Location:
Rosa’s Italian Restaurant
491 Price Street
Pismo Beach, CA 93449

Date & Time:
Thursday August 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm (noon)

Cost:
Members and Guests $20 by RSVP ($25 at the door)
Students $10

We ask if you sign-up, please be sure to attend - some venues will charge the Branch for every seat we reserve, regardless of the actual attendance. If for any reason you will not be able to attend, please contact Ryan Hayes ahead of time to be removed from the guest list. If you have specific dietary restrictions or have questions, please contact Ryan Hayes.

Menu:
Family Style meal including salad, Summer Pasta with sautéed chicken (includes fresh mushrooms, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and basil) and Pasta California (Vegetarian) with artichoke hearts (includes sun dried tomatoes, shitake mushrooms, over penne pasta in a light cream sauce).

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Interested in sponsoring a future meeting? A $200 donation to our scholarship fund will also bring you recognition at the meeting and in our newsletter following the meeting. Please contact Liz Moody for more information.

ASCE Student Chapter
 
Cal Poly SCE meets twice a month on Wednesday evenings. All members of ASCE are invited and encouraged to attend. Please see the SCE website for information regarding special events and ongoing activities.

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JULY 2013 (pdf) (condensed)
  President's Message
JULY 2013

 

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