The alternatives developed in the TSNIA are long term
solutions to address the issues identified in the Needs Assessment
(NA) and were developed using extensive public input.
Coordination and input from local officials, businesses, neighborhood
associations and other focus groups has been on-going throughout the
study. Two advisory committees
have helped guide the
The EIS study will update and refine the alternatives developed in
the TSNIA. This will include looking at capacity expansion along the
corridor, which was not investigated as part of the TSNIA.
Public input will remain a major component throughout the life of
We are currently working on updates and refinements to the
alternatives developed as part of the TSNIA study. Those updates as
presented at the Mar. 19, 2013 PIM.
Alternative A - Transportation System
Management that maintains the current configuration as much as
possible, adds travel and turning lanes, and improves the spacing
of intersections for access management.
Alternative B - Enhanced Expressway
incorporates the same concepts as Alternative A and adds
interchanges at intersections with significant operational issues.
Alternative C - Freeway Conversion that
provides free-flow movement for traffic through the corridor.
Roadway and bicycle facility alternatives
The alternatives in this section were developed by the project
team based upon input gathered at public workshops.
The project team includes a bicycle consultant to
provide recommendations to improve the travel environment for
bicyclists and pedestrians. All the alternatives include
grade-separated bike/pedestrian crossings, and some off-road path
The alternatives may be revised based upon comments received at
subsequent meetings with residents, business owners and local