The Indiana Multimodal Corridor Project (IMMC) is the development of an approx. 2.7 mile biking and walking corridor that connects the Hoodlebug Trail, the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Downtown Indiana / Main Street, and the White Township Recreation Complex. The aim of the project is the construction of safe and accessible links for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel in the community between the trail, campus, downtown, schools, and other local destinations. The project’s projected cost is approximately 2 million dollars.
Due to the geography, there are 3 municipal partners (Indiana Borough, White Township, Indiana County) and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (referred to as project partners). A Steering Committee (SC) was appointed with one representative from each of the project partners in October of 2014. Current members of the committee include Dana Turgeon (IB), Chris Anderson (Twp), Jeff Raykes (ICOPD), and Tom Borellis (IUP).
The IMMC is a 4 phase project that includes: 1) Preliminary Engineering, 2) Final Design, 3) Right of Way, Utilities, Environmental, and 4) Construction. Phase 1 was completed by Mackin Engineering in March of 2015 with combined funds from the project partners. A Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) application was submitted to DCED by the County in July of 2015 for approx. $300K for phases 2 and 3 with commitments from each of the project partners for the required match (approx.. $30K). Construction funds have been applied for and awarded through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program in the amount of $1.7 million. It is important to note that CMAQ funds may not, due to program requirements, be spent on any other projects but are specifically targeted to improve air quality by providing multimodal options for residents.
Currently the project is awaiting a MTF funding determination expected in March of 2016. In the meantime the Steering Committee has been tasked with designing a planning process for phases 2 and 3 with the expectation that funds will be awarded. Steps involved include final route determination, organization, hiring a consultant (RFP, selection process), consultant management, and securing the final design document. Both phases must be completed by October of 2016 to engage the CMAQ funds. If MTF are not awarded, the SC will regroup and consider submitting funding applications to other programs.
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