The long-awaited and 450-page traffic study requested by the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has been posted here.
The year-long study looked at the pros and cons of connecting New Tampa’s Kinnan St. with Meadow Pointe’s Mansfield Blvd., as well as making connections from Meadow Pointe Blvd. to the not-yet-completed K-Bar Ranch Blvd., and Wyndfields Blvd. to K-Bar Ranch Blvd.
Kinnan-Mansfield was not under study to be the lone connection. The study primarily considered three connections: Kinnan-Mansfield and Meadow Pointe Blvd.; just Meadow Pointe Blvd.; and all three connections.
The study also dealt with myriad of other suggested road improvements such as repaving, widening and additional traffic signals — roughly $13.8 million worth — in the area bordered by Bruce B. Downs Blvd. to the west, Morris Bridge to the west, S.R. 56 to the north and County Line Rd. to the south.
If any connections are made, that would increase the costs to $15.4 million.
We are still making our way through the detailed and thorough report. You can read it all for yourself, or just wait until Tuesday, May 29, from 6-8 p.m. when an open house will be held at Pasco-Hernando State College, Room B-303.
Pasco County District 2 Commissioner Mike Moore and MPO Staff will provide a brief introduction, followed by a condensed version of the report that hits on the major points, and public comment session.
You also can comment here through June 15.