Draft FFY2019-2023 TIP: Out for Public Comment

Public Comment Period:  March 3, 2019 – April 3, 2019

Public Open House:  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 ● 11am to 1pm

Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities

Main Conference Room, 2301 Peger Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709

 

FMATS has developed a Draft 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Air Quality Conformity Determination. The Draft TIP represents a consensus among local, state, and regional officials as to which transportation improvements to implement in the Fairbanks and North Pole areas over the next five years, and has been determined by FMATS to meet air quality conformity requirements. The combined Draft document can be downloaded at the link below. Printed copies can also be made available upon request. Please direct requests, comments, and questions by email to jackson.fox@alaska.gov, phone (907) 451-5415, or mail to FMATS, c/o Jackson Fox, 2301 Peger Road, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709.

 

View the document:  FMATS Draft 2019-2023 TIP

We are Creating a Green Streets Plan

Purpose:  To better implement the Green Streets Policy, FMATS will identify and prioritize which streets within the urbanized area are in greatest need of green infrastructure for the management of storm water runoff, including specific design recommendations for each of those streets. Research of best management practices in a sub-arctic environment will also be included in the report.

 Objective:  Green Streets reflect the transportation policy and design approach that minimizes environmental impact by focusing on efforts to retain, treat, and eliminate runoff at the source using green infrastructure applications. Green infrastructure helps replicate natural hydrologic functions like storage, detention, infiltration, filtration, evaporation, transpiration, and uptake by plants, and can improve water quality and reduce runoff volumes. These natural functions are often lost in transportation projects where impervious road surfaces prevent rain water from soaking into the ground.  This project will help FMATS decide which streets are in greatest need of green infrastructure and how it can be applied and coordinated with current and future road reconstruction activities.

 Methodology/Products:  The plan will be a written report accompanied by maps and drawings of the top 10 (+/-) streets in the urbanized area that are in greatest need of green infrastructure, including specific design recommendations for each of those streets such as vegetated swales, rain gardens, retention areas, constructed wetlands, permeable pavers, tree wells and planters, re-vegetation/rehabilitation efforts, curb breaks, and other best management practices. Financial and right-of-way constraints will be considered in the recommendations of this report. Implementation will be the responsibility of the respective facility owner.

Deliverables

Green Streets Introduction Presentation

 

 

 

Resources:

FMATS Green Streets Policy

Green vs Gray Map

Green Streets Nomination Campaign

Alaska Stormwater Guide

BMP Effectiveness Report

Fairbanks Green Infrastructure Guide

Fairbanks-North Pole Storm Water Guide 3rdEdition

Fairbanks-North Pole Stormwater Management Plan

Green Infrastructure Opportunities Maps