Bungalower readers were quick to point out that none of the alternatives include Colonial Drive between Interstate 4 and Primrose Ave. Instead the alternatives use Robinson St.
“Why does every ‘Alignment’ skip a core section of SR 50, between Primrose and 1-4? I know they need to somehow route back to the main transit station but skipping the 50/Mills intersection seems like a big mistake,” Kellan Lawing commented.
“Mills 50 is THE CORE of 50 bypassing it is like bypassing one of the beating hearts of our city,” property owner Jorge Boone wrote in a comment.
Based on the feedback they have received Lynx and the study team are working with the Mills 50 District to host an information session tonight to discuss the study, the alignment alternatives and receive input from the community.
“Our technical analysis indicated that this is the area of highest congestion along SR 50, combined with the area that has the least space (public right-of-way) for transit to operate,” Mary Raulerson from Kittelson & Associates who is handling the study told Bungalower.
“We look forward to working with the businesses and Mills 50 Organization to understand their priorities for SR 50 in this area and work with them to determine how to best balance the competing needs for space along SR 50,” she added.
Tonight’s information session will take place at Quantum Leap Winery at 6:00 p.m.
“It is important that this area of our business district be included in the project so Mills 50 can be a part of a connected, walkable, bikeable and transit oriented city,” Mill 50 Executive Director Joanne Grant told Bungalower.