The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will hold a public open house on the Payson Transportation Planning Study from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., today, Aug. 10, at the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.
ADOT, in cooperation with the Town of Payson, is conducting a transportation planning study for the greater Payson area.
The principal focus of the study is to develop a long-range transportation plan for the town. The plan will address the growing demands placed on local roads and streets as a result of significant population growth, economic development, and increased traffic volumes.
In addition, the plan will examine public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian needs, and additional multi-modal opportunities necessary to accommodate future growth and development.
The major product of the study will be a plan for improvements over five- and 10-year periods, and a long-range transportation plan (20-year horizon) incorporating roadway, public transportation, and non-motorized elements.
The public meeting is being held to present preliminary findings and recommendations for town streets and state highways. The meeting will allow citizens and other stakeholders to voice their concerns and ideas regarding the transportation issues facing the town of Payson.
For more information about the Payson Transportation Study, please contact Dianne Kresich, ADOT project manager, at (602) 712-7961 or Bill Pederson, ADOT public information officer, at (602) 712-8069.
Information on the study is available on the Internet at: http://tpd.azdot.gov/planning/payson.php.