The Upper Explorerland Transportation Policy Board for Regional Planning Affiliation 1 (RPA-1) will hold a public hearing at its upcoming meeting to receive comments on two proposed amendments to the approved RPA-1 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for federal fiscal years (FFY) 2022-2025. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
As a result of the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Iowa and based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is impractical for the Transportation Policy Board to meet in person. Pursuant to Iowa Open Meetings Law, Section 21.8, Code of Iowa, the meeting will take place virtually. It is open to the public and those in attendance can hear the proceedings and provide comments and questions as appropriate.
To access the meeting, members of the public are instructed to visit the following web address:
Or call 312-626-6799 and use meeting ID 824 4829 1611.
The RPA-1 TIP document identifies the multi-modal transportation projects—highway, transit, street, bridge, planning, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities—on which state and federal funding will be used over the next four years within Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties.
The proposed amendments to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP are as follows:
- Amendment 1: Adding current/programmed project to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP
- Project# TAP-R-C096()--8T-96, Dry Run Trail Bridge #1, sponsored by Winneshiek County Conservation Board, is programmed in FFY 2021 of the RPA-1 FFY 2021-2024 TIP.
- Project funding: STBG-TAP (federal) funding of $423,000; local funding of $377,000; total project cost is $800,000.
- The amendment will add the project, exactly as currently programmed, to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP in FFY 2022.
- Amendment is proposed to accommodate project development schedule.
- Amendment 2: Adding new project to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP
- The Prairie Springs and Prairie Farmer Recreational Trails Resurfacing and Culvert Replacement Project, sponsored by Howard County Conservation Board, is a new project recently awarded special COVID-19 federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) funding in FFY 2022.
- Project funding: RTP (federal) funding of $1,061,832; local funding of $276,638; total project cost is $1,338,470
- The amendment will add this new project to the FFY 2022-2025 TIP in FFY 2022.
Written or verbal comments may be submitted prior to the public hearing to Aaron Detter, UERPC, 325 Washington Street, Suite A, Decorah, IA 52101, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by using the fillable form on this page, or by phone at (563) 419-6126. Comments must be received before October 20, 2021 to be included at the public hearing.