Details for BIS-MAN METROPOLITAN PLANNING - Ad from 2020-07-31

Public Meeting Notice Public Involvement in the Preparation of Draft 2021-2024 Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Notice is hereby given that the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 17, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (in conjunction with the MPO Technical Advisory Committee meeting). The meeting will be held in the Tom Baker Meeting Room of the City/County Office Building at 221 N. 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota. If you would like to participate via video or audio link for a 3-5 minute comment on the draft 20212024 TIP, please provide your e-mail address and contact information to mpo@ bismarcknd.gov at least one (1) business day before the meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for public involvement in the review and development of the draft 2021-2024 TIP. The TIP coordinates and schedules transportation projects (e.g., highway, street, bikeway, pedestrian, transit, safety enhancements and other transportation related improvements) in the metropolitan area over the next four years, thereby making these projects eligible for federal assistance. The TIP includes metropolitan area transportation projects proposed by the following jurisdictions: Bismarck, Mandan, Lincoln, Morton County, Burleigh County, and NDDOT. The draft TIP contains the Program of Projects or identified list of transit needs to be funded over the next four years. If there are no amendments or changes to the Program of Projects, this notice will also serve as the Final Program of Projects notice. The draft 2021-2024 TIP was first presented to the MPO Policy Board for consideration on July 21, 2020, following a 15-day public comment period and public hearing. Due to substantive changes to the draft TIP resulting from comments received, another 15-day comment period is being offered, along with an additional public hearing. Revisions to the first draft document include the addition of two Transportation Alternatives projects and four Highway Safety Improvement Program projects; the change in project construction year for three projects resulting in the removal of two of those projects from the TIP; changes to project numbers for eight projects; updated maps to reflect project extents, additions, and removals; and several changes or additions, including text changes, of a more minor nature. Furthermore, the public is notified that a draft 2021-2024 TIP, along with a list of all revisions, will be available for citizens to review at the Bismarck Community Development Office, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, beginning July 31, 2020. The draft 2021-2024 TIP and complete list of revision will also be available on the MPO web page at www.bismarcknd.gov/MPO . Following the consideration of citizen’s comments, the draft TIP will be presented to the MPO Policy Board. The public is invited to attend the public hearing, either in person or via video or audio link; or submit written comments to the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, August 14, 2020, to PO Box 5503, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58506. Written comments should be directed to Rachel Drewlow and faxed to (701) 222-6450 or sent to the above address. Comments may also be sent via e-mail at rdrewlow@bismarcknd.gov. E-mail comments should be specifically identified as public input on the draft TIP. Contact Rachel Drewlow, MPO Transportation Planner at (701) 355-1852 for additional information. To request accommodations for disabilities and/or language assistance, contact Title VI/ADA Coordinator at (701) 355-1332, or email mpo@bismarcknd.gov, TTY users may access Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888, at least five (5) days in advance of the meeting. 7/31 - 12020