Per Tim Logue, the City’s Transportation Engineer, here is an update on the Spencer Road/Stone Quarry Intersection Study:
The consultant LaBella Engineering has been retained and an initial meeting with transportation staff has already been conducted. LaBella’s first step will be to review and examine the area survey provided by INHS and determine if additional information needs to be acquired. City transportation staff will develop a residential survey, asking residents for their thoughts, suggestions, concerns, that they would like taken into consideration with regards to the proposed redesign. This survey should be available for public input around mid-January. Shortly thereafter, there will be a kickoff meeting with neighborhood residents that will allow for staff and residents to meet to discuss the survey, and community suggestions and to provide staff with a better understanding of resident’s concerns.
The resident survey and the public meeting are meant to serve the same purpose: outreach to the neighborhood to hear concerns before any design work is started. City transportation staff wanted to make sure there was another way to hear from people besides attending the meeting, although people can do both if they want.
Based on the meeting and survey, LaBella will develop 3 design alternatives for review, on or about late winter 2015.
These alternatives will be presented to the neighborhood for review and comment, and then go to the BPW for additional opportunity for public review and comment, and selection.
Tim is happy to receive your comments, suggestions, and considerations throughout this process and he can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: According to Tim Logue, this has been delayed. He expects the survey will come out early February and the public meeting will now likely be later in February or early March.