McKMAC to discuss unmet transit needs

Jack Durham
Mad River Union

McKINLEYVILLE – The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (McKMAC) will meet Wednesday, Oct. 28 to discuss unmet transit needs in the unincorporated community.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Azalea Conference Center, located behind McKinleyville Middle School at Central Avenue and Railroad Drive.

The Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) is holding a series of hearings throughout the county on unmet transit needs, and this year is coming before the McKMAC to get input from McKinleyville.

The McKMAC will hear a presentation from HCAOG and then weigh in on the issue. There will be time set aside for public input too. The McKMAC typically meets on the last Wednesday of the month. In November, that Wednesday falls on the day before Thanksgiving, so the meeting will be moved up to Wednesday, Nov. 18.

The McKMAC may get to review the final designs for the Central Avenue improvement project in December or January, according to Humboldt County Public Works Director Tom Mattson.

Public Works staff is doing small edits to the plans, and is working with consultants on the Opticom system, which would give emergency responders the ability to change the streetlights on Central Avenue.

The project includes green bicycle lanes on both sides of Central Avenue from Anna Sparks Way to Hiller Road, pedestrian refuge strips at intersections, radar speed indicator signs and piano key pedestrian crossings with big white stripes at some intersections.

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