roads plan to be
at public meeting
Platte County officials will host a public review of
the Roads Master Plan at 7 p.m., Aug. 20 in Platte County
Commission meeting room.
Merging citizen input with extensive planning, the comprehensive
Roads Master Plan for unincorporated Platte County is
being developed by the county with assistance from planning
consultants HNTB. During this public meeting, citizens
will be asked to review road improvements and funding
options identified in the Roads Master Plan. Citizen input
will be reflected in the final plan.
This is the second in a series of public meeting focusing
on the Roads Master Plan. When complete, the document
will be the first ever Roads Master Plan for unincorporated
areas of Platte County.
"Roads that support the rural areas of the county
must be as reliable as the infrastructure that services
municipalities within the county," 2nd District Commissioner
Steve Wegner said. "Without that balance, the county
is not preparing as best as it can to support future growth."
In effect, the Roads Master Plan involves every road
and bridge in unincorporated Platte County. Its primary
goal is to enhance general usage and safety of roads in
the county's road districts. Among the many possible solutions
that the plan offers are suggestions about which collector
roads, arterial roads and bridges should receive improvements.
The initial draft was presented to a 25-member citizen
task force in July. The task force is considering several
funding options for the Roads Master Plan. The consensus
is to find several funding sources and not to draw the
entire road improvement funding from one source.
Once funding options are identified and approved by the
citizen task force, the county will begin finalizing the
Roads Master Plan. The final draft of the plan will be
complete in late August.