Sunday, July 22, 2018

Comments Sought On Adirondack Highway Travel Corridor Plans

State Routes in the Adirondack ParkThe Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is accepting public comment on Volume 1 of the Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (TCUMP) for State Highway Travel Corridors in the Adirondack Park.

The generic plan outlines park-wide goals, strategies, objectives, policies, guidelines and best management practices to enable the development of route-specific corridor plans. In addition, the TCUMP coordinates and integrates the planning responsibilities of the state agencies statutorily responsible for state highway travel corridors within the Adirondack Park.

The APA will accept public comments until August 10, 2018 regarding Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan conformance.

State Highway Travel Corridor Management Plans are prepared by the New York State Department of Transportation in consultation with the Adirondack Park Agency and the Department of Environmental Conservation. The Adirondack Park State Land Master Plan (APSLMP) identifies twenty-eight (28) state highway travel corridors within the Adirondack Park.

Adirondack Park state highway travel corridor unit management plans are contained in two (2) volumes. Volume 1 is a generic plan. It contains an overview and describes the environmental setting, goals, policies, and management criteria that are universally applied and characteristic to all Adirondack Park travel corridors. No physical construction projects or specific management actions are included in the generic TCUMP.

Volume 2 will be composed of individual travel corridor unit management plans. These plans will include specific management objectives and inventories of physical and biological features unique to each travel corridor.

“The generic TCUMP lays out a plan to address issues and potential obstacles, from an integrated transportation point of view,” an announcement sent to the press said.

“State highway travel corridor planning employs a ‘park-wide approach’ to define each corridor’s unique and relevant attributes; builds a common dialogue; provides continuity; focuses resources, and sets priorities to achieve contextually appropriate solutions to transportation infrastructure needs.

“The generic TCUMP (Volume I) summarizes the history and background of Travel Corridors in the Park. It also proposes concepts, guidelines and directives to achieve and maintain the park-like atmosphere that compliments the total Adirondack experience on state lands within the state highway travel corridors.”

The proposed Generic Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan for State Highway Travel Corridors can be found on the APA website.

All written comments should be addressed to:

Kathy Regan
Deputy Director for Planning
NYS Adirondack Park Agency
P.O. Box 99
Ray Brook, NY 12977
Fax: 518-891-3938
Email – [email protected]

All written comments must be submitted to the APA by August 10, 2018.

 

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3 Responses

  1. SunnyDay says:

    I sincerely hope that someone in the APA or NYS DOT has had the foresight to integrate this research and planning with the significant details developed for Corridor Management Plans for the numerous Scenic Byways that traverse the Adirondacks.

  2. Balian the Cat says:

    So much staff time and energy goes into Plans and redundant protocols, etc when everyone knows that the same agencies haven’t got nearly enough personnel or resources to implement, monitor, or maintain the proposals. It would be easy to become cynical of the whole process.

  3. Tom Riley says:

    A link to the document, rather than just the APA website would be appreciated.

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