South Metro Accessibility Study (SMAS)
The South Metro Accessibility Study (SMAS) was a joint initiative of the City of
The study area was bounded by Highway 24 on the north, Highway 16/Mesa Parkway on the south, State Highway 115 on the west, and
The SMAS project is an outgrowth of earlier studies of
The SMAS process included two open house meetings, numerous meetings with property owners along the proposed corridor, coordination with military installations, the Economic Development Corporation, the
The ITP is part of a continuing effort to enhance the transportation system for the City of
Alternatives: Six alternatives developed as potential transportation solutions in the study area were analyzed to address the Goals and Objectives of the study. Common components were identified as critical elements for the study success, regardless of the alternative selected. Key common components included extension of a south entrance from the Colorado Springs Airport to Powers Boulevard, extending Mesa Ridge Parkway to Marksheffel Road, and that no alternative preclude various transit options. Alternative ?C? was the recommended alternative from the study. This alternative included improvements to
Due to the size of this project, it was recognized that constructing the recommended improvements in one package would be very difficult to accomplish. A seven-phase approach was developed to construct the project, with the understanding that it be flexible to incorporate multiple phases should it be deemed necessary through the design and construction of the corridor. The first phase recommended from the study is included in the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Category "A" project list and is also known as the Proby Parkway project.
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