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Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment: MTP/Huetter Corridor Alignment Updates

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization
Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2021 Update
Huetter Corridor North Alignment Update

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment

Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO), as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Kootenai County, works in collaboration with local jurisdictions and agencies, as well as the Idaho Transportation Department, to develop and maintain a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) that forms the basis from which regionally significant transportation investments are identified and funded.   The purpose of the MTP is to document existing transportation conditions; anticipate the future impacts associated with growth and development; and identify regionally significant transportation investments that will be necessary to ensure continued mobility for the traveling public.  The MTP supports funding transportation improvements within Kootenai County, which anticipates the use of Federal aid funds available through the USDOT – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).   The MTP includes potentially eligible projects that are both traditional capital investments, as well as nontraditional capital investments, that support the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, as well as the utilization of public and non-motorized transportation.

Recommended Changes:
The MTP 2021 Update as recommended by the KMPO Technical Committee (KCATT), will incorporate a recent alignment change on the north side of the Huetter Corridor moving the connection with U.S. 95 from the vicinity of SH-53, southward to the vicinity of U.S. 95 and Boekel Road as a result of the recent SH-53 Interchange.  The update will also update current and future travel demand forecasts.  This update specifically incorporates modifications related to the completed construction of the SH-53/U.S. 95 interchange, U.S. 95 Garwood Overpass, extension of Government Way, and the recent adoption of the Huetter Corridor realignment by the City of Hayden into and within the Comprehensive Plan and Transportation Plan.

Relevant Information:

Comment Period: The comment period will be open from May 27, 2021 until June 25, 2021, 5:00 p.m. PST.  Comments must be sent to KMPO – 250 Northwest Blvd, Suite 209, Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83814 or emailed to kmpo@kmpo.net.

Copy of KMPO 2021 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Huetter North Alignment  Update: Materials related to the update can be found on the KMPO website at www.kmpo.net, by contacting KMPO at (208) 930-4164; or email kmpo@kmpo.net.

Contact for additional information or questions:
KMPO will be having a public open house on Tuesday, June 8th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to provide the public an opportunity to review the information and meet with KMPO staff to ask questions and provide comments on the 2021 MTP’s Update contents.  Your comments will be provided to the KMPO Board for use as a part of their decision-making process.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88963796529?pwd=Z0lkcHRadDdpN0ludmtiOHlUVmZZUT09

Should you have questions in the interim, you can contact the KMPO office (208) 930-4164.

For special accommodation/translation services, citizens need to contact KMPO no less than 48 hours in advance of the June 8th meeting.  KMPO assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (P.O.100.259) and the Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended.

Coeur d’Alene Press:  Publish, May 27, 2021 and June 3, 2021

Related Documents:
KMPO Board Memo – May 4, 2021
Huetter Corridor Alignment Map Update
Huetter Corridor Traffic Density Flow Map
Huetter Corridor Traffic Volume Map
Huetter Corridor Arterial Comparison
Huetter Corridor Typical Cross Section
Public Open House Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 – Zoom Meeting Invitation (online/phone access)

This information is also posted on the Open for Public Comment page.