Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Downtown Traffic Circulation Study

Project Update
On February 16, the study team hosted a Public Open House and attended the City Council Study Session to present existing and future conditions analysis as well as rail crossing alternatives associated with the City of Casa Grande Downtown Traffic Circulation Study.

Over the past several months, the study team has been working with city staff and key stakeholders to define the Recommended Transportation Plan to support future redevelopment in the Downtown area. This eNewsletter details some of the key recommendations and invites you to participate in an upcoming public open house to learn more about the Plan.  Read on!
Study Highlights  
Key Recommendations
Through the evaluation process, the construction of a new Pinal Avenue grade-separated rail crossing alternative was identified as providing the greatest linkage to potential redevelopment of Downtown.  Therefore, this particular option was recommended as the focus of additional study.
Pinal Avenue grade-separated rail crossing
Pinal Crossing

A major component of this alternative is the realignment of 2nd Street to eliminate the existing 'five-points' intersection.  Other optional modifications to the Downtown street network include extension of Main Street to connect to Pinal Avenue, conversion of 2nd Street and Main Street to one-way operation, and modification of 2nd Street and Main Street to accommodate on-street parking, bicycles and pedestrians.  Evaluation of these options has led to the identification of a Recommended Transportation Plan to support future redevelopment in Downtown Casa Grande.
One-way street configuration alternative
One-way street

On September 20, the City will host a public open house to present the components of this Plan, including improvements associated with the new grade-separated rail crossing at Pinal Avenue. 
Open House September 20
You're Invited!
Dan Marum, Wilson & Company, discussing alternatives at the February Open House
Feb 2010 Open House
The City will be hosting a public open house to present and receive feedback on the Recommended Transportation Plan on September 20.  Participants will interact with study team members and be able to review displays of the recommendations.  Feedback provided by residents and stakeholders will assist in finalizing the Plan and its implementation program.
Please join the project team:
September 20, 2010
4 to 6 p.m.
510 E. Florence Blvd.
Casa Grande, AZ
Register now for the public open house (while registration is not necessary to attend, it speeds event check in.) 
City of Casa Grande
Project Contact
520.421.8630 x3300