11/8/2012 8:23:00 AM County holds hearing on
adopting Transportation Plan
The last time Chisago County updated its transportation plan was in 2005. There’s an Open House being held November 20 as part of the effort underway re-drafting a plan for the next couple of decades; and the public is welcome to view maps and submit comments during the open house at the Government Center in Center City, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. County Engineer Joe Triplett said input at this open house will help shape transportation plans for a long time. There will also be public hearings held by the County Board as the plan gets finalized. The county transportation plan should be ready to submit to the state by sometime in spring 2013. The county is identifying hazardous spots on the road system, as well as how roads are classified and maintained/improved. Traffic counts and other factors are being reviewed. The plan also gives the county the chance to learn about various modes of transit that people want to have available to them. The plan summary states that many county residents commute to Ramsey and Hennepin counties for their workday, but gains are being made creating jobs in the county increasing the number of work commuters using only roads within Chisago County. Chisago County’s population is 53,887 and has grown at a rate of 2.5 percent annually since the last plan was created.