NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
September 5 – October 4, 2018
The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) has opened a 30-day public comment period to receive public input on the following topics:
2018-2027 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) and 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Amendments
The GCLMPO’s 2018-2027 MTIP and 2045 MTP are being modified to reflect changes to the I-85 widening project (I-5719) schedule in Gaston County, a change in scope and cost increase for the NC 279 widening project (U-5821) in Gaston County, the addition of a bridge replacement project along Marys Grove Road in Gaston County, and the acceleration of the resurfacing of I-85 in Cleveland County.
In addition, the 2045 MTP must be amended to include federally required performance measures and targets for interstate and non-interstate National Highway System (NHS) pavement and NHS bridge condition, travel time reliability, freight reliability, and emissions reduction.
Transportation Conformity Determination Report
A Transportation conformity determination is required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that an MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that the transportation activities will not cause new violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the NAAQS. The modeling results show that these changes will not impact the NAAQS standards for conformity.
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Copies of all documents and maps for the plans referenced above are available for review during the dates listed above in the Gastonia Planning Department located on the 2nd floor of the Garland Business Center – 150 South York Street, Gastonia, NC 28052.
Public meetings will be held on the dates, times, and locations below:
• September 25, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Cleveland County Administrative Building, located at 311 E Marion St, Shelby, NC 28150
• September 26, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, located at 115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC 28092
• September 27, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Gastonia City Hall, located at 181 S South St, Gastonia, NC 28052
All meetings are drop-in format, with no formal presentation at a set time.
The public may also provide public comments on the items above at the September 27, 2018 MPO Board Meeting. The Board Meeting will begin at 6:30 pm at the Gastonia Police Department, located at 200 E Long Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052.
Written comments may also be sent by mail, email, or fax to the following address:
Attn: Randi Gates, Principal Transportation Planner
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
All comments must be received by October 4, 2018.
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Public input is very important to the transportation planning process. All MPO meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period. Please click here to request to be added to the distribution list for any upcoming meetings and events. For more information, please click on one of the pages to the right.