No one knows exactly what the future holds for the east side of College Station. But current growth has given some indicators future traffic planning needs to start now.
In an effort to be ahead of the growth curve, the City of College Station is polling residents to see what they want the traffic plan to look like.
Thursday night citizens gathered to share what road plans they think would work best in the future on the eastern portions of the city.
Those proposals will be looked over by traffic consultant Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc., who was hired by the city for $80,000. The consultants have already been studying the traffic patterns on the east side.
The consultants will take their ideas for future road expansion, combine them with the ideas recommended by citizens on Thursday night, and create several "best case" scenarios.
At the next public hearing on April 17, those best case scenarios will again be up for public discussion. That meeting will take place at Christ United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.
Those scenarios will later go before the City Council for approval before being added to the long term traffic plan. Ken Fogle, College Station Transportation Planner, says they are hoping to find a plan that will incorporate all the future growth and be working well 20 to 30 years from now.
To find out more about the East College Station Transportation study click here .