Action Alert: Resurfacing is an Opportunity!

Repaving is always a great opportunityto rethink any public corridor! Yet it takes time…to re-envision a corridorfor complete streets improvements. Copy/paste the text below, into the SCDOT Public Input linked image below.

First, we ask that SCDOT require more extensive public engagement prior to each resurfacing project of relatively great community impact. Those projects greatly impacting communities can include adding an exit off a limited access highway, lane conversions or complete streets retrofits, such as road diets, or other projects of major significance where the streetscape is greatly impacted.

Second, we ask that SCDOT provide multiple years notice for their non-binding lists of future resurfacing opportunities. We think prior notice should be expanded from the current 1 year liust to multiple years. This would allow local planning staff adequate time to engage with communities and neighborhoods, so all options are on the table for improved street quality. It would also allow local planning staff to adequately fund for improved street quality, from every funding source possible.

For more information about SCDOT’s Public Input Notice for its Resurfacing List, see here.

Department of Transportation workers repave Mosholu Avenue, which resulted in the surprise closure of Exit 22 on the Henry Hudson Parkway. Photo by Julius Constantine Motal

Amy Johnson Ely

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