The public has one more chance today to give input on proposed transportation projects during a public workshop on the 2002 Imperial County Transportation Plan.
The 2002 plan is an update to the 1997 transportation plan and provides a 20-year projection of county changes in population, state highway use and land use, California Department of Transportation Chief Mark Baza said.
"We're working toward coming up with a list of priorities from the workshops," Baza said.
The plan lists 18 improvement projects, some previously identified in the 1997 plan but never completed. Most of the short-term, five-year projects from the 1997 plan were completed or are funded, Baza said.
Some of the transportation improvement projects introduced at the workshops are:
· widening Highway 115 to a four-lane expressway.
· widening Highway 98.
· improving Highway 111 to a four-lane freeway with interchanges at several locations.
· a new north-south corridor west of Forrester Road.