Transportation Master Plan
The City recognized the need for a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan to address current and future needs of roadways, industrial development and pedestrian infrastructure.
The City of El Dorado’s Traffic Master Plan project will result in a comprehensive Traffic Master Plan that aligns with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Plan will convey the transportation-related needs in El Dorado including a narrative explaining why the investments and strategic actions are important for a desirable transportation future in El Dorado.
You can find the StoryMap for the project here.
Start Date: January 2023
Completion Date: July 2024
Total Cost: $194,420
2022 - Discussions begin among City staff about the need for a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan
January 2023 - City Manager recommends moving forward with a Request for Qualifications to select a consultant for a transportation master plan
Feb. 15, 2023 - City Commission holds a work session on the Transportation Master Plan
July 12, 2023 - At the Commission work session, staff proposed entering into an agreement with JEO Consulting for $194,420. The plan is estimated to take twelve months to complete.
July 17, 2023 - The Commission approved a professional services agreement with JEO Consulting for transportation planning services
August 2023 - Project kick-off and data collection begins by JEO Consulting
Oct. 26, 2023 - JEO Consulting presents its progress on the plan to the Planning Commission
Nov. 1, 2023 - JEO Consulting presents its progress on the plan to the City Commission during a work session. They asked the Commission for input on goals for the plan in regard to traffic movement and provided a plan for the project schedule. They also began seeking stakeholder input in November.
November 2023 - Now seeking stakeholder input
The next steps will be to develop performance measures, alternative evaluations, project recommendations and funding opportunities.
December 2023-February 2024 - Anticipated data analysis and forecasting
January 30, 2024 - An open house for public input for the Transportation Master Plan was held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.
January-March 2024 - Anticipated public/stakeholder engagement, including city, the public and key stakeholders
March 31, 2024 - Public survey closes
March - May 2024 - Anticipated draft plan development
July 2024 - Anticipated final plan presentation and approval
January to March 2024 will be public/stakeholder engagement opportunities. Please be watching here and on social media for those dates and opportunities.
- January 30 - An Open House will be held for public input from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.
- January 30 - March 31 - The Transportation Study survey is open to the public.
Transportation Master Plan underway by JEO Consulting
December 2023 - In 2022, the City recognized the need for a comprehensive Transportation Master Plan to address current and future needs of roadways, industrial development and pedestrian infrastructure.
The goal of the plan is to facilitate safe and efficient movement of traffic, as well as improving multi-modal options and safe, efficient multi-modal student transportation, looking at the next 25 years in El Dorado. Key goals include enhancing mobility, improving safety, supporting economic development and being sustainable.
In January of this year, the City moved forward with Requests for Qualifications to select a consultant to complete the master plan. In July, the City Commission approved entering into an agreement with JEO Consulting for $194,420. They estimate it will take 12 months to complete the plan.
JEO Consulting kicked off the project and data collection in August, making a presentation of its progress to the Planning Commission in October and a presentation to the City Commission in November. During the November work session, JEO asked the Commission for input on goals for the plan in regard to traffic movement and provided a plan for the project schedule. They also began seeking stakeholder input in November.
The next step will be to develop performance measures, alternative evaluations, project recommendations and funding opportunities.
• December-February - data analysis and forecasting
• January-March - public/stakeholder engagement
• March - May - draft plan development
• July 2024 - final plan presentation and approval
- A safe multimodal transportation system for everyone
- An efficient, reliable, and well-connected transportation system
- A comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle network to support trips for work and pleasure
- A well-maintained and sustainable transportation system
- An accessible system that promotes transportation choices for all citizens while also supporting economic vitality
- Enhance mobility
- Improve safety
- Support economic development
- Be sustainable