All of the Conceptual Improvement strategies and the subsequent projects identified for the corridor were analyzed for programming estimate needs and the Implementation Plan was developed to identify the project priority. This will expedite work as funding becomes available, and priority projects can begin.
Near Term Systemic projects were developed to be systemic in nature across the corridor. These systemic improvements address needs that occur in more than one Focus Area or relate to the adjacent highway network such as:
These projects originated in the Eastern ROP and other studies that the MPOs have been a part of such as Greater Harrisburg Area Susquehanna River Bridges Study (GHASRB).
Meetings were held with PennDOT District subject matter experts to refine project descriptions and details. Four Near Term Systemic project profiles were developed to identify project descriptions, locations, and refined programming level estimates.
Addresses deficient acceleration and deceleration ramp lengths at specific locations within the corridor.
The implementation plan was developed by assembling the conceptual improvements together and identifying high, medium, and low priority projects.
As funding becomes available, projects can be programmed and preliminary engineering and the environmental clearance process can begin.