Loxahatchee, Fl. (PRWEB) March 14, 2014
Minto Proposes a Transportation Plan for the Western Palm Beach County Communities to Alleviate Current and Future Traffic Problems
Extensive Plans Submitted to Palm Beach County
Investing time and money in a transportation plan is exactly what Minto West is doing to guide growth and ensure that development grows in a more sustainable pattern. Minto West has extensive plans that have been submitted to Palm Beach County for proposed transportation options that will improve the current roadway system and more efficiently increase connectivity throughout the County.
“The cost of doing nothing is too high. We are looking at the big picture by focusing on plans that will help ensure smart growth practices for everyone in the community,” states John Carter, Vice President, Minto Florida. “By addressing the roadways it will allow us to improve transportation for everyone in the community.”
Road improvements will be funded by the $50 million road impact fees paid by Minto West. The proposed plan includes additional construction of more than 7 miles of roadway connections and improvements, two to three additional signals, and extensions of 60th Street North and Persimmon Blvd. to create alternate travel paths for existing Acreage residents.
The Minto West vision for multimodal, long range transportation includes providing opportunities to an area that currently has limited access to transit options. The plan includes working with Palm Beach County and Palm Tran to provide bus terminals on both the east and west side of Seminole Pratt Whitney Road. Bus stops are proposed along Seminole Pratt Whitney Road which will be accompanied by pedestrian-friendly shelter designs. Minto is focusing on improving mobility and quality of life by providing access within the community and regionally by providing residents with other opportunities.
A complete copy of the “Minto West Traffic Impact Summary” is available online at http://www.mintoinfo.com.
Residents from surrounding communities who would like to receive periodic updates about Minto West or would like to participate in future community meetings should register at http://www.mintoinfo.com, email mintoinfo(at)gmail(dot)com or call 888-299-3628.