Project Information ~ Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Information


Project Information

Project Focus

The Minnie Street Corridor Study is focused on Minnie Street and the surrounding area. The project will incorporate the community’s ideas and comments for future corridor uses and improvements, and will be supported by a range of goals to guide future projects.  

What are the Issues?

The team looked at how the corridor can be improved for residents, businesses, walkers, bicyclists, and motorized traffic. The Study evaluated historic connection concepts and reviewed adjacent corridor improvements.

Current corridor and surrounding network challenges:

  • How to improve access and safety for pedestrians, bicycles and other non-motorized traffic
  • How to improve overall travel time in and out of the corridor and Study Area
  • How to reduce out-of-direction travel
  • How to maintain neighborhood liveability

We want to hear from you!

  • How is your local commute within the corridor?
  • How do you use the Minnie Street corridor?
  • What would you like to see in future projects?
  • Which of the drafted concepts would you take?

Please review the draft concepts on the Public Involvement page and take the survey.

The information you provide will help guide future projects!

PEL Information

Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) is a collaborative and integrated approach to transportation decision making that:

  • considers environmental, community, and economic goals early in the transportation planning process; and
  • uses information, analysis, and products developed during planning to inform the environmental review process.

The PEL approach is part of the Every Day Counts initiative from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), to streamline project development. Projects developed using PEL process bring together planners, designers, and the public at the BEGINNING of the project development process in order to make better-informed decisions that have greater community endorsement.

PEL Process Chart

PEL and the Minnie Street Corridor Study

The Minnie Street Corridor Study started with a mobility study to evaluate the issues related to congestion, connectivity, the narrow corridor, east/west traffic, and the origin / destination of traffic. Public and agency outreach, combined with technical planning and environmental analysis was used to define a corridor vision and develop a realistic implementation plan.

The outcome of the corridor study will be a plan that outlines one or more projects to improve the Minnie Street corridor and the broader transportation network for all users. Following completion of the study, design and environmental permitting will begin on the study’s highest-priority projects.

This study is federally funded through the FMATS Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and will follow the federal process in anticipation of continued federal funding.