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The 11 Study Steps

The process of performing the Bannerman Road Corridor Study moves through 11 steps. Each step is designed to add a crucial increment of progress where and when it is most needed. Some segments of the planning sequence took place early in the planning process, and others, such as Steps Six, Seven, and Eight, will require extended amounts of time. Reviewing all the Steps below will help to create an awareness of the total scope of the study plan.

Step One
It all begins with a Project Fact Sheet that describes the limits of the project, gives an overview of how the study will detail the capacity enhancement of Bannerman Road, compares historical/projected traffic data, and defines the types of alternatives that will be studied, such as lane additions, operational improvements, multi-modal applications (bike, pedestrian, transit), basing improvements on a 20-year planning horizon.

Step Two
Identify the Citizens’ Advisory Committee.  

Step Three

Develop the consensus-building process. This includes a joint effort with the County Staff and the Citizens Advisory Committee to prepare the Corridor Study Limits that will be evaluated in the Data Collection Phase and include the physical survey information. In addition, this step calls for preparing a public information plan.  

Step Four

The Citizens Advisory Committee will review the Fact Sheet and its responsibilities and will establish meeting times and Committee leadership.  

Step Five

This is the Data Collection Phase. It involves researching existing traffic information, GIS information, the property appraiser’s database, existing survey information, and any necessary field survey results. It will also collect data about existing roadway, right-of-way, traffic, environmental, property and cultural/social matters. This phase will also develop and analyze various project alternatives. Step Five ends with the compilation and presentation of this data in a Preliminary Engineering Report.  

Step Six

Based on Step Five’s data collection phase and the Preliminary Engineering Report, the Citizens Advisory Committee, Consultant, and County Staff will outline the requirements for the initial design plans. This process will identify design alternatives for the Consultant to later bring to the Citizens Advisory Committee.  

Step Seven
The Consultant prepares their initial design plans, overlays alternatives and summarizes the complete package for Citizens Advisory Committee review.  

Step Eight
In a series of meetings, the Citizens Advisory Committee will review alternatives and direct the Consultant to prepare revised drawings.  

Step Nine
The Citizens Advisory Committee will select a preferred alternative based on the criteria set by the Project Team.  

Step Ten

The Citizens Advisory Commmittee and County Staff will develop a memorandum of understanding about the consensus view of the recommended design.  

Step Eleven
County Staff will recommend the design in workshops attended by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners.