The Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC) will hold a public workshop on Apr. 6, at the Pace Community Center, 5976 Chumuckla Hwy. in Pace, at 5:30 p.m. to inform the public on the Berryhill Road West Corridor Management Plan which will explore the potential to implement projects that improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities, as well as address safety issues and traffic operations from Chumuckla Highway to the entrance of Locklin Technical College.
The Berryhill West Corridor Management Plan will assess how well the corridor is operating now and into the future. ECRC wishes to solicit input from the public and stakeholders to create transportation compatibility with community context. Public opinion on safety issues, traffic efficiency and mobility options for pedestrians and bicyclists is essential to the development of a resilient plan.
Caitlin Cerame, ECRC Planner for the project, says that one of the primary objectives of the first workshop is to present the project goals and inform the surrounding communities with current data and statistics. “It’s important for us to hear the public’s input and use that information to support the decision-making process as the plan progresses,” said Cerame. “We’re also providing various ways for the community to submit their input in addition to our in-person workshops such as printed and digital surveys, online comment cards, and email,” added Cerame.
The public is invited to attend two workshops, with the second workshop slated for mid-June. Both workshops will provide details on the project and garner public input and suggestions on what they feel is needed and most important.
More information on the Berryhill West Corridor Management Plan can be found online at www.ecrc.org/BerryhillCMP
or by emailing Caitlin Cerame at Caitlin.Cerame@ecrc.org
. About Emerald Coast Regional Council:
Established in 1964, the Emerald Coast Regional Council (ECRC) is one of 10 Regional Planning Councils created by the state of Florida. Working to preserve and enhance the quality of life in northwest Florida, ECRC supports the seven-county region of northwest Florida: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Washington, and Holmes, providing economic development, environmental and emergency planning, housing strategy, and professional technical assistance to local governments, state and federal agencies, and the public. To learn more visit www.ecrc.org
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