Public input begins on GCLMPO's local input point assignments for regional impact projects under NCDOT's Prioritization 5.0
The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln Metropolitan Planning Organization (GCLMPO) is requesting public input on the next stage of developing future Regional Impact transportation projects for Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln Counties. The process to develop the GCLMPO’s 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and is called “Prioritization 5.0” or “P5.0”.
Highway projects are represented on the draft list and map proposed for Regional Impact local input point assignments, and can be found on the GCLMPO website at www.gclmpo.org. Regional Impact highway projects consist of U.S. and North Carolina routes (i.e. US 321, US 74, NC 27, NC 16 and NC 180). Beginning in September 2018, GCLMPO will open a separate public comment period for the Division Needs projects, which include highway projects, as well as bicycle and pedestrian, transit and aviation projects.
NCDOT has scored projects submitted by MPOs, Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) and NCDOT Divisions according to formulas established under the Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law. GCLMPO has 1,800 local input points to allocate to projects for local prioritization in the Regional Impact tier and an additional 1,800 local input points to allocate in the Division Needs tier. The STI legislation specifies that MPOs, RPOs and NCDOT Division offices must adhere to their adopted local input point methodologies to the greatest extent possible when assigning local input points. GCLMPO’s adopted Local Input Point Methodology for P5.0 can also be found on the website.
The public comment period will conclude on Friday, June 8. The following public meetings have been scheduled to receive comments:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gastonia City Hall
2nd Floor Conference Room
181 S South Street, Gastonia, NC
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Shelby City Hall
City Council Chambers
300 S Washington St, Shelby, NC
Thursday, June 7, 2018
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
James W. Warren Citizens Center
Board of Commissioners Room
115 W Main St, Lincolnton, NC
All meetings are drop-in format, with no formal presentation at a set time.
To view the GCLMPO’s interactive map of the projects and leave comments directly through the map click here
Written comments may be sent by mail, email, or fax to the following address:
Attn: Randi Gates, Principal Transportation Planner
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
All comments must be received by Friday, June 8, 2018. Additional information can be obtained by contacting GCLMPO staff at 704-854-6604.
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The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related acts and statutes. Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in Federally assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal assistance.
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