Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Coryell County to discuss SAP at public meeting April 4

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Coryell County is currently in the process of developing a Transportation Safety Act Plan to identify and address roadway and transportation safety concerns. The plan will feature projects that are to improve dangerous roads identified by the community.

A public meeting will be held to discuss the Coryell County Safety Action Plan on Thursday, April 4, at 2 p.m. and will be in the Commissioner’s Courtroom.

This comprehensive plan will identify many areas of concern to provide a framework to address concerns and reduce injuries and fatalities.

Coryell County is committed to a goal of zero roadway fatalities and serious injuries. This can be achieved within 10 years, by Jan. 2034, with the funding and completion of projects outlined in the safety action plan.

Current potential projects include traffic signal and signal improvements, new and improved sidewalks and crosswalks, the installation of bike lanes, turn lanes, and guardrails, reduced speed limits, and safer school routes.

Funding has been provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grant to develop the plan, which they applied for and were awarded last year.

Coryell County was one of 25 SS4A Safety Action Plan (SAP) awards in the State of Texas in 2022.

Since public involvement is essential to the development of an SAP, a survey was conducted from Jan. 5 through Feb. 29 for citizens of Coryell County to complete. With 318 responses to the survey, locals provided 131 points on a map of Coryell County to identify road with safety concerns.

Post cards alerting citizens of Coryell County to the survey were mailed out to 17,000 residential addresses.

For more information, visit https://coryell-county-sap.com.

The Commissioner’s Courtroom is located at 800 East Main Street.