The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization completed a U.S. 17 Business Corridor Study in 2007 that evaluated a road “diet” on Market Street between Third Street and Covil Avenue, MPO Executive Director Mike Kozlosky said.
“This road diet evaluation analyzed the conversion of Market Street from a four-lane facility down to one lane in each direction with a median, bike lanes and limited on-street parking,” Kozlosky said. “The preferred alternative in the plan is to reduce the typical section from four lanes down to two lanes, with a raised landscape median, left-turns where appropriate, bike lanes and some on-street parking.”
But based on a traffic model analysis completed during the planning effort, Kozlosky said the plan recommends the completion of the Independence Boulevard extension from Market Street to the Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway before work can begin on the proposed improvements to that section of Market Street.
The plan can be viewed on the Wilmington MPO website.
Date posted: December 14, 2010
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