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Ballot Name:

SM2011: U.S. Routes & U.S. Bicycle Routes Applications

Ballot Manager:

Marty Vitale

Ballot Introduction:

This is the official ballot for the applications received from member departments this 2011. You can decide to vote affirmative, negative or affirmative with condition. Please submit your ballot no later than April 21, 2011. If you cannot make this date, please contact me at mvitale@aashto.org. Also, please bring a copy of the material with you to the Special Committee meeting on May 2, 2011, Las Vegas, NV at 6:30 pm. An agenda will be provided withthe room number as soon as time permits.

Each application was asked to provide a description about the route. The followingis the basic format:

The following description will be provided to the AASHTO Highways Special Committee on U. S. Route Number (USRN).

1. Where does the route begin?

2. Where is it going?

3. What type of facility is it traveling over?

4. Explain the direction (north, east, south, and west)

5. Name the focal point city or cities

6. Total number of miles the route will cover

7. Where does it end?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

-Marty Vitale

Secretary

Ballot Start Date:

4/4/2011

Ballot Due Date:

4/21/2011

SM2011: U.S. Routes & U.S. Bicycle Routes Applications

Item Number:

1

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

ALABAMA for Relocation of US 29

Route begins on existing US 29/31 at Milepost 559.181 Back / 59.112 Ahead east of Flomaton, Alabama

New Location from Milepost 559.181 Back / 59.112, thence West to end at Milepost 557.736 / 57.736 Back

New Alignment

West

Flomaton, Alabama

1.344 Miles

Route ends on existing US 29/31 at Milepost 557.736 Ahead / 57.736 Back

Decision:

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Item Number:

2

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

ALABAMA for Relocation of US 31

Route begins on existing US 29/31 at Milepost 559.181 Back / 59.112 Ahead east of Flomaton, Alabama.

New location from Milepost 559.181 Back / 59.112, thence West to end at Milepost 557.736 / 57.736 Back

New alignment

West

Flomaton, Alabama

1.344 Miles

Route ends on existing US 29/31 at Milepost 557.736 Ahead / 57.736 Back

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

3

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

ALABAMA for Relocation of US 80

1. Route begins east of Montgomery at the junction of existing US 80 and Alabama Route 126 - Milepost 150.417 ahead and 148.932 back.

2. Route travels on Alabama 126 east of Montgomery to the junction of Interstate 85, thence westerly on Interstate 85 to the junction of Eastern Bypass (existing US 80/US 231) in Montgomery.

3. Route is traveling over existing roadway.

4. Direction of travel is North and West.

5. Montgomery

6. Length of route is 9.639 miles.

7. Route ends on existing Interstate 85 at junction of Eastern Bypass (existing US 80/US231) - MP 139.293 in Montgomery.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

4

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

DELAWARE Elimination US 301

Where does the route begin?

Maryland / Delaware state line

· Where is it going?

US 40 in Glasgow

· What type of facility is it traveling over?

The existing alignment will remain as today- there are no new crossings involved in the elimination of existing US route 301

· Explain the direction (north, east, south, and west)

The existing US 301 route generally travels north-south

· Name the focal point city or cities

The existing route passes west of Middletown, Delaware

· Total number of miles the route will cover

Removal of the US 301 designation from the Maryland / Delaware state line to Glasgow is approximately 15 miles

· WWhere does it end?

US 40 in Glasgow

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

5

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

DELAWARE US 301 Relocation

· Where does the route begin?

At the Maryland / Delaware state line

· Where is it going?

SR 1, just south of the C&D Canal

· What type of facility is it traveling over?

Relocated US 301 will travel over local roadways and State Routes

· Explain the direction (north, east, south, and west)

North, North-east

· Name the focal point city or cities

The relocated route passes west of Middletown, Delaware

· Total number of miles the route will cover

11.7 miles

· Where does it end?

SR 1, just south of the C&D Canal

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

6

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

ILLINOIS Elimination of Business Route US 51

US Route 51 south of Decatur, IL.

Through the Central Business District of Decatur, IL

Existing alignment

North

Decatur, IL

10.8 miles

US Route 51 and Interstate 72 on the north side of Decatur, IL

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

7

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

INDIANA Relocation of U.S. Route 31

The new alignment of U.S. 31 begins at Log Mile 0.00 at the Indiana/Michigan State Line in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The section in reference of this request begins at U.S. 35 North Junction in Howard County.

From the Michigan State Line the road travels southerly through the State of Indiana and providing access to South Bend, Lapaz, Plymouth, Peru, Kokomo, Indianapolis, Columbus, Seymour, Crothersville and Jeffersonville until it reaches the Kentucky State Line.

East of the Old U.S. 31 existing pathway, U.S. 31 will be traveling over a new alignment, south and north of the Kokomo Bypass realignment it will travel over existing interstates.

Give the direction of travel: As defined by the AASHTO log, U.S. 31 travels from north to south, beginning at the Michigan State Line to the Kentucky State Line. Beginning at Log Mile 90, the existing segment of U.S. 31 would be rerouted over a new alignment traveling southeasterly past the intersection of U.S. 35 to the junction of CR West 550 North at Log Mile 102.

The City of Kokomo, Indiana is the focal point for the section in reference of this request.

Length of route in miles: This segment of U.S. 31 that is proposed to be rerouted over a new alignment is approximately 13 miles long, increasing the total length of U.S. 31 to approximately 269 miles from approximately 266 miles previously.

Log Mile 269 at the Indiana/Kentucky State Line. For this request, new road construction for the U.S. 31 Bypass Freeway terminates at the County Road West 550 North interchange in Tipton County below the south side of the City of Kokomo.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

8

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

INDIANA Relocation of a U.S. 231

U.S. 231 begins at Log Mile 0.00 at the junction of U.S. 41 south of St. John in Lake County, Indiana. The section in reference of this request, the new alignment of U.S. 231 begins at the junction of Interstate 64 in Spencer County.

From U.S. 41 south of St. John, the road travels southerly through the State of Indiana and providing access to St. John, Crown Point, Hebron, Demotte, Rensselaer, Remington, Wolcott, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Crawfordsville, Greencastle, Cloverdale, Spencer, Worthington, Bloomfield, Crane Naval Weapons Depot, Loogootee, Jasper, Huntingburg, Dale, Gentryville, Chrisney, and Rockport until it reaches the Ohio River/Kentucky State Line.

East of the Old U.S. 231 existing pathway, U.S. 231 will be traveling over a new alignment, south and north of the U.S. 231 Spencer Corridor realignment it will travel over existing roads.

As defined by the AASHTO log, U.S. 231 travels from north to south, beginning at the junction of U.S. 41 south of St. John in Lake County, Indiana to the Ohio River/Kentucky State Line. Beginning at Log Mile 264, the existing segment of U.S. 231 would be rerouted over a new alignment traveling southwesterly from the intersection of Interstate 64 past the Town of Dale to the west and bypassing the Towns of Gentryville and Chrisney to the east until it reaches the junction of State Road 66 at Log Mile 285.

The Towns of Dale, Gentryville, Santa Claus, Chrisney and Rockport in Spencer County, Indiana are the focal points for the section in reference of this request.

This segment of U.S. 231 that is proposed to be rerouted over a new alignment is approximately 21 miles long, decreasing the total length of U.S. 231 to approximately 285 miles from approximately 297 miles previously.

Log Mile 285 at the Indiana/Ohio River/Kentucky State Line. For this request, new road construction for the U.S. 231 Bypass expressway terminates at the State Road 66 interchange east of the City of Rockport in Spencer County.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

9

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

KENTUCKY Establishment of U.S. Route 68

Where does the route begin? (Intersection or Mile Marker) the junction with US 69 near KY 740 at the east urban limits of Glasgow

Describe where it is going? northwest via Glasgow

What type of facility is it traveling over? (New alignment or over an existing pathway) begins on new alignment then continues on existing KY 3160

Give the direction of travel(north, east, south, and west) north west

Name the focal point city or cities in Glasgow

Length of route in miles. 5.444

Where does it end? (Terminal intersection or mile marker) the junction with US 68 near the west urban limits in Glasgow.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

10

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

KENTUCKY Recognition of a U.S. Business Route on U.S. 68

Begins at the junction with US 60 at the east urban limits of Glasgow

Going through downtown Glasgow

Route is traveling over existing alignment

Direction is west

Name the focal point city is Glasgow

Length of route in miles. 4.6 miles

Ends at intersection with US 68 in Glasgow

Decision:

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Item Number:

11

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

MAINE Establish new US Bicycle Route USBR 1

Route connects Calais, Maine at the Canadian Border and Kittery, Maine at the Memorial Bridge crossing of the Piscataqua River, which is the New Hampshire Border of Maine.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

12

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

MAINE Establishment of new U.S. Bicycle Route USBR 1A

Route connects to proposed USBR1 between Bucksport and Brunswick, Maine providing a coastal alternative to USBR 1 along the mid-coast section of the state. Both the inland "river" route and the "coastal" route are well established routes that offer numerous attractions and destinations and as such deserve national designation.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

13

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

MICHIGAN Elimination of Business US 12 (Niles, MI)

Business US 12 in Niles, MI, between US 12 west of Niles and US 12 south of Niles is being eliminated. The entire business route was within Michigan. The total length of Business US 12 was 5.44 miles, 2.29 miles of which was dual signed with state route M-51. A portion of the business route was turned back to local jurisdiction in March 2010. The portions remaining under state jurisdiction will now be signed as state routes M-51 and M-139.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

14

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

MICHIGAN Establishment of a new U.S. Bicycle Route 20

Proposed U.S. Bicycle Route 20 connects Michigan and Canada. Wisconsin is also involved.

Decision:

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Item Number:

15

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

NEW HAMPSHIRE Establish new U.S. Bicycle Route 1

Route connects Kittery, Maine at the Memorial Bridge crossing of the Piscataqua River, which is the New Hampshire Border with Maine to Salisbury, Massachusetts at State Route 286.

Decision:

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Item Number:

16

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

NORTH CAROLINA Relocation of U.S. 17

Attached letter accompanies all NC applications.

The route begins south and west of New Bern in Jones County at the intersection of existing US 17/proposed US 17 Business.

The route is going north and east to existing US 70, then south and east to existing US 17/proposed US 17 Business in New Bern in Craven County.

The route is traveling along a four-lane divided freeway on a new alignment to US 70 (section “A”) then along an existing principal arterial (existing US 70, sections “B” and “C”).

The route is going north and east to existing US 70 then south and east to its end.

The focal point city is New Bern.

The route will cover approximately 10.1 miles.

The route ends in New Bern in Craven County at the interchange with existing US 70/proposed US 17 Business where it reconnects with existing US 17.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

17

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

NORTH CAROLINA Recognition of US 17 Business

The route begins south and west of New Bern in Jones County at the intersection of existing/relocated US 17.

The route is going along the former alignment of US 17 in Jones County to existing US 17/70 in New Bern in Craven County

The route is traveling on a two lane undivided principal arterial on an existing alignment (all sections).

The route is traveling north and east.

The focal point cities are River Bend and New Bern.

The route will cover approximately 6.7 miles.

The route ends in New Bern in Craven County at the interchange with existing US 70 where it reconnects with the existing/relocated US 17.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

18

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

NORTH CAROLINA Relocation of U.S. Route 311

The route begins southeast of Archdale in Randolph County at the intersection of existing US 311 and state secondary road SR 1928 (Cedar Square Road).

The route is going from the existing alignment of US 311 in Randolph County to Interstate 85 Business, US 29/70, in High Point in Guilford County.

The route is traveling over a two lane divided (proposed) principal arterial on a new alignment for the first 0.3 mile (section “A”), then on a four-lane divided freeway on a new alignment to its end (sections “B”, “C”, and “D”).

The route is traveling north and west.

The focal point cities are Archdale and High Point.

The route will cover approximately 7.7 miles.

The route ends in High Point in Guilford County at the interchange with Interstate 85 Business, US 29/70, where it reconnects with the existing alignment of US 311.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

19

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

SOUTH CAROLINA Relocation of U.S. Route 21

Where does the route begin? US 21 Business MM 17.35

Where is it going? Running Southerly then Easterly to existing US 21

What type of facility is it traveling over? Existing facility

Explain the direction (north, east, south, and west) South

Name the focal point city or cities Beaufort and Port Royal

Total number of miles the route will cover 8.09 miles

Where does it end? MM 25.44

Begin your description here:

US 21 relocation is an existing facility in the Cities of Beaufort and Port Royal, Beaufort County. This facility is comprised of 8.09 miles of existing roadway running from US 21 Business Southerly to US 21. This segment follows a Southerly path and is between Milepoints 17.35 and 25.44 on US 21.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

20

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

SOUTH CAROLINA Extension of U.S. Route 21 Business

Where does the route begin? US 21 MM 3.26

Where is it going? Running Westerly to US 21

What type of facility is it traveling over? Existing Facility

Explain the direction (north, east, south, and west) Westerly

Name the focal point city or cities Beaufort

Total number of miles the route will cover 2.14 miles

Where does it end? US 21 MM 5.40

Begin your description here:

US 21 Business is an existing facility in the City of Beaufort, Beaufort County. This facility is comprised of 2.14 miles of new location running from

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

21

Item Type:

Reconfirmation

Item Description:

SOUTH CAROLINA Establishment of Interstate I-520

Where does the route begin? Georgia State Line

Where is it going? Running Easterly to I-20

What type of facility is it traveling over? New Facility

Explain the direction (north, east, south, and west) East

Name the focal point city or cities North Augusta

Total number of miles the route will cover 7.99 miles

Where does it end? I-20

Begin your description here:

I-520 is a new Interstate facility in North Augusta in Aiken County. This facility is comprised of 7.99 miles of new roadway running from the Georgia State Line Easterly to I-20. This segment follows an East-West path and is between Milepoints 15.62 and 23.61 on I-520.

AASHTO Letter to FHWA dated April 6, 2011

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

22

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

TENNESSEE Relocation of U.S. Route 421

In Tennessee, the proposed route begins at the Virginia/Tennessee State Line, on USRN 11E and USRN 19. This route is the Tennessee portion of a proposed relocation of USRN 421 in both Tennessee and Virginia. The route urns along a five lane city section involving USRN 11E, USRN 19, Tennessee SR 1 and Tennessee SR 34, all within the city of Bristol. The direction of travel is south along USRN 11E/USRN 19, and SR 1; and east on SR 34, ending at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. for a total distance of 0.53 miles.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

23

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

TEXAS Relocation of U.S. Route 79 Business

Letter from Texas Commissioner Amadeo Saenz accompanies all Texas applications.

The route begins at US 79 south of Taylor *Link between eastern and souther US 79 *Redesignated on existing facility *South *City of Taylor/Williamson County *Route length is 2.7 miles * Route ends at US 79 south of Taylor.

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Comments:

Item Number:

24

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

TEXAS Elimination of US 87 Business

Route begins at US 82 in the City of Lubbock. The route provided a link between US 82 and US 84. BU 87 was an existing facility. Direction of travel is south. Route located within the City of Lubbock. Segment removed was 3.9 miles in length. The route ended at US 84 in the City of Lubbock.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

25

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

TEXAS Recognition of a Business Route on US 190 Business

Route begins 1.0 miles south of the FM 3117 and US 190 junction. The business route provides access to the Town of Heidenheimer. Facility travels over the old US 190 location. Travels southeasterly direction. Focal cities are Temple and Heidenheimber. Route covers approximately 2.4 miles. Route ends at US 190 approximately 0.7 mile south of the US 190 and FM 436 junction.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

26

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

TEXAS Relocation of a U.S Route 287 Business

The route begins at 5th Street and 4th Street one-way pair at Houston and Commerce Streets. The route links State Spur 280 to I-35W. It travels over an existing roadway. Direction of travel is south. City of Fort Worth is the focal city. Project relocation is approximately 2.4 miles in length. The segment ends at I-35W and existing U.S. 287Business.

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Item Number:

27

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

TEXAS Relocation of a U.S. Route 380 Business

The route begins 0.8 mile west of the US 380/FM 36 junction. Provides access to the Floyd Community. Travels over an existing facility. Direction of travel is east. Focal points are Floyd, west of Greenville, Texas. 1.8 miles in length. The route ends 1.0 mile west of FM 36.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

28

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

VIRGINIA Relocation of U.S. 421

In Virginia, the proposed route relocation begins at the Virginia/Tennessee State Line and continues 0.07 miles North on Commonwealth Avenue at the intersection of Goode Street where it connects with the existing route.

In Tennessee, the proposed route begins at the Virginia/Tennessee State Line, on USRN 11E and USRN 19. This route is the Tennessee portion of a prpposed relocation of USRN 421 in both Tennessee and Virginia. The route uns along a five lane city section involving USRN 11E. USRN 19, Tennessee SR 1, and Tennessee SR 34, all within the city of Bristol, Tennessee. The direction of travel is south along USRN 11E/USRN 19, ahnd State Route 1; and east on State Route 34, ending at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., for a total distance of 0.53 miles.

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Item Number:

29

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

VIRGINIA Realignment of an existing U.S. Bicycle Route USBR 1

Route connects USRB 1 throughout the state of Virginia. See map and detailed log for description. There are 274 miles of USBR 1 within Virginia.

Decision:

Comments:

Item Number:

30

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

VIRGINIA Realignment of an existing U.S. Bicycle Route USBR 76

Route connects existing US Bicycle Route USBR 76 from west to east.

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Item Number:

31

Item Type:

Others

Item Description:

WISCONSIN Relocation of a U.S. Route 18

The route begins at Wisconsin Street and travels west of the existing US 18 over an existing pathway and new alignment south and east. The focal point city is Prairie du Chien. The length of this route is 2.62 miles and ends at Marquette Street.

Decision:

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