Public Input Sought For Transportation Plan


Harrisburg residents with ideas on how to improve the town’s transportation infrastructure should attend a public workshop on the evening of Thursday, October 24, at Town Hall.

The Community Transportation Plan meeting runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and is the first of two workshops that will be hosted by the town. The second is set for March 2020, about a month before the plan is scheduled to be finalized.

Sushil Nepal

The workshop’s goal is to help identify troublesome intersections and roads, as well as suggest areas for sidewalk improvements and bike lane additions, according to Harrisburg Town’s Planning and Economic Development Director Sushil Nepal.

“This is a long-range planning effort focused on identifying transportation improvements … and prioritizing them for investments/implementation,” he said.

The public’s feedback will be incorporated into the town’s Community Transportation Plan and the information leveraged against North Carolina Department of Transportation data for project priority purposes, says Harrisburg Mayor Steve Sciascia.

The town has partnered with Kimley-Horn and Associates, a Raleigh-based planning and design consultant, to complete the study, tentatively scheduled for April 2020, Mr. Nepal says. He added that the consultant’s fee cannot exceed $75,000.

Mr. Nepal is encouraging residents to attend the forum and offer suggestions on proposed improvements, describing their insight as a “key component” of the transportation study.

The public workshop will be held in the Town Council Chambers at Harrisburg Town Hall, 4100 Main Street.