RTC Meeting on Roop widening, Nov 4

F-1 Informational update on the design of Phase II of the Roop Street widening project.

Staff Summary: City staff and engineering consultants have evaluated modifications to the design for Phase II of the Roop Street widening project that would allow for bicycle accommodations along the entire length of the project. Staff and consultants will provide information regarding changes to the design, right-of-way acquisition, and overall project costs.

A detailed document is available for download at F-1 Informational update on the design of Phase II of the Roop Street widening project.

The monthly Carson City Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) meeting will be Wednesday, November 4, in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center. This is one week earlier than normal due to the Veteran’s Day holiday on November 11. The CAMPO meeting starts at 5:30 and is followed by the RTC meeting, so it is difficult to determine exactly what time agenda items will come up, but you should be there by 5:45 if you want to make sure you hear agenda item F-1 on the Roop St widening project. Public comment is always welcome on agenda items.

The wonderful turn-out of Muscle Powered members and other community people at the last RTC meeting was a great show of interest that we all feel caused the RTC members to consider changes to the project more than they ever had before. At this meeting staff will present an alternative that provides and maintains bicycle access on Roop St for the length of this project. This is an information item, not a decision. In December the RTC will probably decide whether to proceed with the project in the near future or to defer it due to lower gas tax and sales tax income.

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Roop Street widening on agenda Oct 14

The Roop Street widening project will be on the Carson City Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) agenda again this month. This is an informational item, no decisions will be made, but it would be great if Muscle Powered members and supporters attend to show our continued interest and concern on this issue.

The Carson City Public Works staff has come up with some ideas to mitigate the lack of bicycle facilities in the original project plan, and will present these ideas to the commission. This is the section of Roop St between Beverly Dr on the north and Washington St on the south.

The meeting is Wednesday, October 14, in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, and starts at 5:30. Roop St is item G-2. The item might come up about 6:00, but better to be there early rather than late.

From the official RTC agenda:

G-2 Informational update on the design of Phase II of the Roop Street widening project.

Staff Summary: City staff and engineering consultants are currently evaluating modifications to the design for Phase II of the Roop Street widening project that would allow for the provision of bicycle lanes along the entire length of the project. Staff will provide preliminary information regarding potential changes to the design, right-of-way acquisition, overall project costs, impacts to motor vehicle capacity, and schedule for implementation of the project.