Public Meeting - Family Health Center Auditorium (1615 Colcord St.)
Thursday September 14, 2017
6:00-7:30 p.m., Presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Corridor Concepts


From April to June concepts to consider for the corridor will be developed. Check back periodically for more information!


Initial Concepts


Initial concepts were discussed with the Steering Committee, interviewed stakeholders and at the first public meeting during the project workshop from April 3rd thru 6th. See the overall layout of the initial concepts here:


  • FROM LA SALLE AVENUE TO BOSQUE BOULEVARD

    Reduce the number of travel lanes on both one-way streets by one, converting the outside lane to a buffered bike lane. This reduction in travel lanes will have the effect of slowing the traffic while keeping acceptable traffic operations. Typical sections of the treatments across the bridges over the railroad were shown and can be viewed here:


  • FROM HOMAN AVENUE TO PARK LAKE DRIVE

    The existing 40-foot wide roadway would be reconfigured to provide one 11-foot wide lane in each direction with center turn lane along the entire segment from Homan Avenue to Park Lake Drive, allocating the remaining space to enhanced sidewalk area for pedestrians and bicyclists. See the initial concepts here:


Based upon discussions at these meetings, these concepts were further developed and refined. Based upon discussions with representatives of the Waco bicycle Club, the typical sections without the bike lane were advanced for the two-way operations on 18th and 19th Streets between Bosque Boulevard and Park Lake Drive.


Revised Concepts


Revised concepts that incorporated input heard through stakeholder interviews and the public meeting were prepared. These were reviewed at a meeting with the Project Steering Committee on May 8, 2017. See the revised concepts here in layout format:


  • FROM LA SALLE AVENUE TO BOSQUE BOULEVARD

    Retained the concept to reduce the number of travel lanes on both one-way streets by one, converting the outside lane to a buffered bike lane. Where the existing street provides four 10-foot wide lanes, reduced the lanes to two 12-foot wide lanes. Illustrations of the recommended treatments can be viewed here.


  • FROM HOMAN AVENUE TO PARK LAKE DRIVE

    Retained the reconfiguration to provide one 11-foot wide lane in each direction with center turn lane along the entire segment from Homan to Park Lake Drive. The sidewalk area on each side would be 12-feet wide, enough for pedestrians and bicyclists to share and add street lighting and local landscaping features. Illustrations of the recommended treatments can be viewed here.


Further traffic studies were conducted to make sure that the design refinements could accommodate additional growth in traffic. The recommended configurations were tested and found acceptable with up to an additional 40% growth in traffic.

 
 
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