Public invited to 2nd traffic improvement meeting

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 4/15/18

Sumter Urban Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization invites the community to a second meeting regarding transportation improvements from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Ideas provided during an initial meeting in October will be reviewed …

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Sumter Urban Area Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization invites the community to a second meeting regarding transportation improvements from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Ideas provided during an initial meeting in October will be reviewed to see which ones could become future projects.

This public input meeting will be held at Swan Lake Visitors Center, 822 W. Liberty St.

The purpose of the meetings is for Sumter City-County Planning Department to learn what roadways and transportation issues need safety improvements throughout Sumter. Suggestions were also submitted via an online survey.

Public suggestions that show a greater need for implementation - because of the condition of the roadway or potential danger to motorists or pedestrians - will be added to SUATS' 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan.

If you attended the first meeting in October and gave suggestions, you are encourged to come back to see if those ideas are included in the updated LRTP, said Sumter Senior Transportation Planner Allan Yu. This is also an opportunity for people who missed the first public meeting to participate, he said.

Participants can also see what some of their plans will look like with the presentation of maps and renderings of the transportation improvements, Yu said.

Monday is the final day to share ideas because the draft list of new LRTP projects will be finalized after the second meeting, he said.

Later, SUATS will select the projects for the LRTP list and prioritize those projects based on various factors. The project will be implemented as funding becomes available, Yu said.

For more information about the public meeting or survey, contact Allan Yu at (803) 774-1612.