Central Entrance Corridor Study
|View the presentation of the Central Entrance Corridor Study given at the June 19, 2012 public meeting.|
|Central Entrance Traveler Survey
|The purpose of this survey is to determine the public’s attitudes toward traveling in the Central Entrance corridor. Postcards were mailed to 3000 residents living at either end and along the study area corridor. The postcards directed recipients to go the MIC website and click on a link to an online survey. A little over 100 people responded and took the survey. The results of the survey are here.|
|About the Study
|The City of Duluth requested assistance from the MIC to examine transportation issues in the Central Entrance Corridor, building from its 2009 Central Entrance – Miller Hill Small Area Plan. This plan was conducted to provide directtion for future land uses in the Central Entrance/Miller Hill Mall area. The result is a new vision for the Central Entrance corridor to function as the “main street” of the Duluth Heights neighborhood and become more walkable with better access to area businesses. |
Other background information considered for this study included the Miller Trunk Highway Implementation Plan from 2003. This plan was the basis for the large highway construction project in the Miller Hill Mall area in 2008-09. This plan brought together many transportation strategies from a number of Miller Hill plans that were done in the 1990s. The study area for this plan included Central Entrance from Mesaba Avenue to Trinity Road, Miller Trunk Highway from Trinity Road to Midway Road and Trinity Road from Piedmont Avenue to Central Entrance. A prioritized list of projects was developed as well as an access management plan, which included access spacing guidelines. Since completion of the plan many projects were implemented and some were determined to be too costly or too disruptive to the adjacent neighborhoods.
The MIC's Central Entrance planning effort will specifically examine the transportation network in this area and identify changes that will make the corridor more compatible with future land uses, with the objective of improving mobility, safety and livability. We will be looking at all modes of transportation in the corridor – not just cars and trucks, but buses, bikes and pedestrians.
Some of the planning activities scheduled for this project include collecting information about the roadway such as location of sidewalks, bike routes, transit routes and stops, driveway access points, traffic counts, traffic control locations and types, and crash information. We will also conduct small area transportation modeling for the corridor.
|From Trinity Road on the west to Mesaba Avenue on the East along Central Entrance.|
|A large amount of information is available for roadway corridors that can help describe the current conditions. While information relating to traffic, pedestrians, bikes, transit and properties is available, compiling and managing the information can be a challenge. Geographic Information Systems or GIS is an important tool to help us collect, manage and analyze large amounts of geographic information or more simply information about specific places and locations. |
This document, presented in early 2011 to the MIC Policy Board and Transportation Advisory Committee, contains information about the Central Entrance Corridor study area from Mesaba Avenue to Trinity Road.
|The following recommendations are categorized by Roadway, Bike and Pedestrian, and Median. Click on a category to see the recommendation maps.|
|Central Entrance Traffic Modeling
|Click here to view the presentation that URS Corporation, our modeling consultant, made to the TAC on February 14, 2012.|
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