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The Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has developed its draft 2022-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The public has until 5pm on August 13, 2021 to comment on the draft TIP. Furthermore, the MPO will hold a public hearing on the draft TIP at 10am on August 16, 2021 in conjunction with the MPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting. The TAC meeting will be held in the Tom Baker Meeting Room of the City/County Office Building at 221 N. 5th Street, Bismarck, ND. If you would like to participate via video or audio link for a 3-5 minute comment on the draft 2022-2025 TIP, please provide your e-mail address and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one (1) business day before the meeting.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for public involvement in the review and development of the draft 2022-2025 TIP. The TIP coordinates and schedules transportation projects (i.e., highway, street, bikeway, pedestrian, transit, safety, enhancements and other transportation related improvements) in the metropolitan area over the next four years, thereby making these projects eligible for federal assistance. The TIP includes metropolitan area transportation projects proposed by the following jurisdictions: Bismarck, Mandan, Lincoln, Morton County, Burleigh County, and NDDOT. The draft TIP contains the Program of Projects or identified list of transit needs to be funded over the next four years. If there are no amendments or changes to the Program of Projects, this notice to the public will also serve as the Final Program of Projects notice.
Furthermore, the public is notified that a draft TIP will be available for citizens to review at the Bismarck Community Development Office, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, beginning July 29, 2021. Following the consideration of citizen’s comments, the draft TIP will be presented to the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board. The public is invited to attend the public hearing, either in person or via video or audio link; or submit written comments to the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization no later than 5pm, August 13, 2021, to PO Box 5503, Bismarck, ND, 58506. Written comments should be directed to Rachel Drewlow and faxed (701) 222-6450 or sent to the above address. Comments may also be sent via e-mail at email@example.com. E-mail comments should be specifically identified as public input on the draft TIP. Contact Rachel Drewlow, MPO Executive Director at (701) 355-1852 for additional information.
To request accommodations for disabilities and/or language assistance, contact Title VI/ADA Coordinator at (701) 355-1332, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY users may access Relay North Dakota at 711 or 1-800-366-6888, at least five (5) days in advance of the meeting.