Through the PEL process the team has developed concepts to enhance Minnie Street Corridor and the adjacent roadway networks. These concepts look at the greater Fairbanks transportation network, both vehicular and non-motorized modes.
The team has developed the concepts through:
After working through this process, the team has identified one project and three concepts. Project 1 improves Minnie Street and Concepts A, B, and C compare different levels of connection to the broader Fairbanks transportation network.
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This project will retain Minnie Street’s traffic capacity and will enhance the local street / neighborhood feel. It will provide improvements along Minnie Street between Illinois Street and Old Steese Highway, including replacement of the bridge.
This project incorporates Complete Street concepts and will include:
Concept A retains the existing traffic capacity function of Minnie Street with only a local / neighborhood study focus. The Concept is a no-change alternative in comparison to Concepts B and C. With this concept, there would be no improvements beyond those completed in Project 1: Minnie Street Improvements
Concept B retains the existing traffic capacity function of Minnie Street and has a study focus on how the corridor can better connect to the local street network. Concept B re-aligns Philips Field Road to Minnie Street in order to better align the east/west travel corridor.
Concept C retains the existing traffic capacity function of Minnie Street and expands the study focus to explore how the broader Fairbanks road network can be improved. The options within Concept C provide a new connection between the Johansen Expressway and Illinois/Minnie Street, primary routes for travel between east/west Fairbanks and downtown. Existing vehicle and non-motorized users in these areas must use out-of-direction routes and travel through additional intersections.