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Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization June Meeting Summary

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on July 1, 2021

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met on Thursday, June 17, 2021 in a public meeting at the Lecanto Government Center, 3600 W Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, FL.

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization June Meeting Summary

The points of interest from the meeting are below:

·         The MPO Board adopted the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Fiscal Years 2021/2022 – 2025/2026.

·         The List of Priority Projects (LOPP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/2023 was approved.

·         The MPO Board approved an amendment to the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  This amendment included adding the need for a multi-use trail along State Road 50 from the Bypass to Lockhart Road, removal of a section of Exile Road in the Lake Hideaway Development as an unfunded roadway need,  revision to add Powell Road from California Street to US 41 from 2 to 4 lanes as an unfunded roadway  need, and  the addition of a widening project on US 301 as an existing and committed project in the LRTP, at the request of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

·         The MPO Board authorized the MPO’s Consultant, Kimley Horn and Associates, to proceed with Phase II (tasks 2 & 3) of the Congestion Management Process.

·         The MPO Board approved the appointment of Ivonne Perez as a regular member to the Citrus County Transportation disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB), and Victoria Anderson was approved as her alternate; both are with the Agency for Healthcare Administration.

·         The MPO Board cancelled their July 15, 2021, MPO meeting.

The next MPO meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 1:30 pm in the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, FL 34461.

Please contact the Hernando/Citrus MPO at (352) 754-4082 for more information.

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