HAMPO Transportation Studies

CURRENT PROJECTS:

Road Safety Audit - State Route 196/Elma G. Miles Parkway (Live Oak Church Road to Veterans Parkway)

Based on analysis of crash data, this 1.7 mile road segment stood out with a high crash count when compared to similar roads in our area. At the request of HAMPO, GDOT initiated and completed a road safety audit to document existing corridor conditions and make recommendations to improve safety along the corridor.

FINDINGS: The SR 196/Elma G. Miles Parkway corridor experienced an annual average of more than 105 crashes during the last five years. In particular, the high-speed uncontrolled nature of SR 196 in this area, combined with relatively high driveway densities, a lack of ambient lighting, and incomplete non-motorized facilities, results in a corridor that exhibits an increased risk for crashes with injuries to crash-involved occupants. The signalized intersection located at Veterans Parkway also represents an elevated risk for traffic crashes, particularly due to frequent queuing, relatively high approach speeds, and right-turn channelizing islands implemented with an older deflection angle design.

The report contains numerous recommendations to reduce crashes as summarized on page 29 (conclusions). These are just a few of the recommendation and we will be working to get them implemented.

  • Short term: Repairing damaged sidewalk and signage along the corridor.
  • Intermediate term: Closing driveways within the functional area of the Veterans Parkway intersection.
  • Long term: Implementing a raised median

The State, City and County are addressing the recommendation for sidewalks between Veterans and Airport Road with contracts pending or awarded for construction. Work should be completed by summer of 2018 with cost of about $650,000 with a rough 50/50 cost share between local and state.

LINKS to the Road Safety Audit:

REGIONAL FREIGHT PLAN

Public comment on the Regional Freight Plan for the Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will be sought through October 28, 2017. A copy of the document is available at the Hinesville City Hall, the Liberty County Court House Annex, Long County Court House, the Public Libraries and LCPC’s office located in the Historic Liberty County Court House, 100 Main Street, in Hinesville. Public meetings will be held at Riceboro’s City Hall October 4, 2017 at 4:30 - 5:30 PM and October 24, 2017 at 5:30 - 6:30 PM in the Liberty County Historic Court House, Room 1100. If you have any comments or questions, please contact Nils Gustavson at (912) 408-2035 or ngustavson@thelcpc.org.

Link to Plan:

2017-11-13 HAMPO Regional Freight Plan (draft v4)

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HAMPO conducts studies in order to gain a detailed and comprehensive understanding of existing or perceived transportation issues. The goals of these studies are to develop strategies and recommendations that can move the potential projects toward implementation using Federal, State, and Local transportation dollars. For additional information contact Jeff Ricketson or Nils Gustavson.

Links  to Transportation Studies:

Highway Planning

Traffic Counts

Transit Planning

For additional information contact Jeff Ricketson or Nils Gustavson.     All publications herein were prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The opinions, findings, and conclusions in these publications are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the Department of Transportation, State of Georgia, or the Federal Highway Administration.