Workshop planned up on Crows Landing Road study

08/26/2014 7:39 PM

08/26/2014 7:40 PM

The public can learn more and weigh in on the city’s study to improve the flow of cars, bicyclists and pedestrians along Crows Landing Road, the bustling commercial district for south Modesto and a gateway into downtown.

Modesto officials will hold a workshop on their Crows Landing Road Corridor Study at 6 p.m. Thursday at Shackelford Elementary School. The study is a joint effort of Modesto and Stanislaus County, though the city is the lead agency. County officials will be on hand to answer questions. Crows Landing is a mix of incorporated and unincorporated areas and falls under the jurisdiction of the city and county.

The study is being funded by a $247,500 grant from the California Department of Transportation.

Modesto Planning Manager Patrick Kelly said the study will look at such measures as adding bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalks, and eliminating some traffic signals to improve the movement of cars, pedestrians and bicyclists. He said traffic lights could be eliminated in cases where they have been placed too close together and impede traffic.

This is the second public workshop the city has held on the corridor study. Kelly expects the study to wrap up by February. He said he expects the study will improve the city’s and county’s success in getting grant money and other funding for the infrastructure improvements.

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