The solution may lie in the Market Street Corridor Plan on U.S. 17 Business (Market Street), says N.C. Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Garifo.
The Wilmington Metropolitan Area Planning Organization website includes a section about developing “a corridor plan for Market Street from Colonial Drive to the Pender County line.”
The project would integrate transportation and land use planning “in an effort to improve safety and mobility along the entire corridor,” according to the MPO.
The plan would include recommendations for access management, inter-connectivity, improved development standards, future collector streets and conceptual designs, the MPO states.
Given funding constraints, there is no set date for the plan to be implemented. NCDOT approved $275,000 in funding in 2008 for its preparation. A series of public meetings were held before the plan was completed in 2009.
“The implementation of the ideas set forth in the corridor plan will help aid the traffic congestion and safety problems that Market Street currently encounters on a day-to-day basis,” Garifo said.
For more information about the plan, visit the MPO website: www.wmpo.org/market.html
Date posted: May 6, 2010
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