MCORE to open the Green Street Corridor

Multimodal Corridor Enhancement Project, or MCORE, construction continues!

The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD), City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are partnering to improve mobility in our communities core through a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant. The $47.5M MCORE Project is unprecedented in our community’s history and will have a transformative impact.

WHEN: MCORE Project construction started in March 2017 and will continue into 2020 covering five separate project areas to improve key urban transportation corridors.

PROJECTS:

BENEFITS OF THE MCORE PROJECT:

  • Enhances Mobility Choices - The goal of MCORE is to provide a balance between all modes of transportation. Transportation choices address pedestrian access routes, bicycle lanes, transit efficiency and vehicle flow; and reduce potential conflict areas.
  • Improves Infrastructure - MCORE will improve the condition of the existing pavement and bring the streets of these core transit corridors into a state of good repair while redesigning them into complete streets to accommodate all users.
  • Promotes Sustainability - MCORE will encourage sustainable development that is located and designed to be compact and contiguous to existing development and have limited environmental impact; provide streetscape improvements for an enriched built environment, sense of place, and quality of life; emphasize all modes of transportation while decreasing the use of single occupancy vehicles, thereby reducing congestion, traffic hazards, and carbon emissions.
  • Improves Critical Linkages - The completion of the MCORE Project will provide better connections between the downtown centers of Champaign and Urbana, the university, the area’s major employers, health, and social service organizations.

For more information, go to the MCORE site, Facebook page, or their Twitter page.

 

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Created on: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 11:53
- Author: BridgetB