Jun. 24—LIMA — Lima/Allen County Regional Planning Commission is a voluntary association of delegates interested in understanding and addressing the needs of Allen County.
The LACRPC has established a plan known as the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. It includes a list of 137 projects, resulting in over $238.5 million in infrastructure investment.
These projects will consist of roadway resurfacing, bridge replacement, intersection enhancements, technology upgrades, bicycle and pedestrian improvements and more. The LACRPC reports that no new capacity-adding projects have been added to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan since that plan was approved on August 16, 2018.
In order to remain within air quality standards and regulations, the LACRPC is seeking public comments on the Air Quality Transportation Conformity of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. According to the Conformity report, ‘the concept of transportation conformity was introduced in the Clean Air Act of 1977, which includes provisions to insure transportation investments meet the Federal air quality standards’. A new conformity determination must occur every four years in order to the standards of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency).
This LACRPC is looking forward to hearing from the community. The close of business will be July 22, 2022. The plan can be found on their website at www.lacrpc.com. Comments can be submitted by email to [email protected], by phone at 419-228-1836 or in person during business hours at 130 W North Street, Lima, Ohio. For more information, contact Shaunna Basinger at [email protected]