Planning For Connections 2035

Thursday, March 13th 2008, 5:06 pm
By: News On 6

Work continues by the Indian Nations Council of Governments to develop a regional transportation plan.   INCOG's Tim Armer says the plan will include all facets of transportation from highways to commuter rail service, to pedestrian and bike trails.

The Connections 2035 Regional Transportation plan should include user-driven planning to create a plan of action that will be supported by the public.  It should also promote improved living environments, and be the implementation, operations, and maintenance should be sustainable financially.

The proposal includes expanding US 169 to eight lanes between I-244 and 71st Street South.  Highway 75 would be expanded to six lanes north of the Highway 11 and south of I-44.  The Highway 11 project west of the Gilcrease Expressway would be completed. 

The planning for Connections 2035 began in January 2006 with scientific surveys and data collection.  The Vision and Priorities Phase is concluding now.  It will next move into the Draft and Review Phase, which will wrap up by December of 2009.

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