WHEREAS, The Town of Chapel Hill 2007-2013 Transportation Priority List adopted April 5, 2005, includes at # 8 Estes Drive Extension: NC 86 to Greensboro Street (Carrboro), widen to three lanes with five-foot bike lanes and sidewalks; and
WHEREAS, the Draft 2007-2013 State Transportation Improvement Program does not include any funding for improvements to Estes Drive Extension; and
WHEREAS, the Draft 2007-2013 State Transportation Improvement Program includes a funded project E-4710 ($650,000) scheduled for construction in 2007 to install bicycle facilities on Seawell School Road Estes Drive Extension to Homestead Road; and
WHEREAS, the Council considers the improvement of bicycle facilities on Estes Drive Extension to be a higher priority than the improvement of bicycle facilities on Seawell School Road;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of the Town of Chapel Hill that the Council requests the Transportation Advisory Committee of the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) to request reallocation of funds from project # E-4710 Seawell School Road Bicycle Improvements to Bicycle Improvements for Estes Drive Extension.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Council requests the North Carolina Department of Transportation to undertake a preliminary feasibility study clarifying a project scope and cost estimate and a technical evaluation be carried out as soon as possible.
This the 4th day of December, 2006.