UPDATE 10/20/2020: The comment periods for the FY22 CIP Resurfacing proposals presented below – except for Court Ave. and Madison Ave. – closed on Oct. 18th. We will be announcing the final decisions on each proposal in 1-2 weeks. For Court and Madison, please visit this post.
The Division of Engineering has finalized the list of street segments included the Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Improvement Program Re-Surfacing projects. Many of these are proposed to receive bike lanes or undergo a road diet. The public input period for those is now open, and we need to hear residents’ input on the proposals. Read on to review the full list, and learn how to share your opinions.
Fiscal Year What?
Let’s first break down the meaning of “Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Improvement Program.” The City budgets funding and projects in a fiscal year from July 1 to June 30. Fiscal Year 2022 (a.k.a. FY22) will take place from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Capital Improvement Program, or CIP, refers to the budget that City Council passes every year to fund big ticket and typically one-time expenses, such as street projects or building a new library. The CIP budget is distinct from the operating budget, which covers day-to-day expenses.
Street re-paving projects, or re-surfacing as we call it, can take place within the CIP budget and Operating budget. Re-paving projects covered by the latter tend to be small, neighborhood streets, while re-pavings covered by CIP funds are generally multi-lane roadways.
So, what are the takeaways? One, the FY22 CIP Re-Surfacing projects will tentatively take place between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. And two, the streets listed below do not represent an exhaustive list of all streets in Memphis to be re-paved in that time period, as many more neighborhood streets will also be re-paved under the Operating budget. A map for scheduled re-paving projects can be found here.
Some Streets Would Change Less than Others
When streets are due for re-surfacing, City Engineering assesses various criteria, including traffic volume, to determine an appropriate configuration to enhance safety conditions for multiple types of road users and with an emphasis on vulnerable ones (i.e. people on foot). Sometimes due to various constraints, a re-configuration of the street is not possible through a simple re-surfacing project. Other times, we can still achieve improvements that enhance safety without having to remove a travel lane, for example, by just narrowing wide lanes and adding bike lanes. In instances where we are not proposing any change in the number of travel lanes or on-street parking, the proposed configurations go straight to design.
If a proposed configuration would alter the number of travel lanes or on-street parking, however, we conduct public outreach prior to commencing the design work. Input from the outreach shapes the ultimate proposal that proceeds to design.
The FY22 CIP Re-Surfacing List
The following street segments constitute the FY22 CIP re-surfacing list. The proposed changes to the configuration, if any, are stated in parenthesis. Proposals with a alteration from the existing number of travel lanes or in on-street parking are listed as a hyperlink. Follow the link to take a survey about the proposal, view the proposed changes, and learn about “Virtual Office Hours” to discuss the proposal. If the street segment is not listed as a hyperlink, the number of travel lanes and the on-street parking will remain unaltered.
- Chelsea – Holmes to Highland (Parking prohibition; Buffered bike lanes)
- Chelsea – Highland to Jackson (No Change)
- Cherry – Park to Willow (Road diet; Bike lanes)
- Cotton Plant – Quince to Crestridge (Marked shared lanes)
- Court – Riverside to Main (Shared space concept)
- Directors Row – Full Extent (Buffered bike lanes)
- E. Raines – Third to Horn Lake (Bike lanes)
- E. Raines – Horn Lake to Alice (Road diet; Buffered bike lanes)
- E. Raines – Alice to Auburn (Bike lanes)
- GE Patterson – Tennessee to Second (Marked shared lanes)
- Graham – Macon to Summer (Road diet; Bike lanes)
- Holmes – Approx. 1,500′ East of Lamar to Hickory Hill (No Change)
- Holmes – Horn Lake to Third (No Change)
- Jackson/Lauderdale – Front to Exchange (Bike lanes/Striped shoulders)
- Kirby – Poplar Pike to Messick (Bike lanes)
- Littlemore – Rockcreek to Chimney Rock (Bike lanes)
- Madison – Front to Pauline (Road diet, Pedestrian flex space, New on-street parking, Protected bike lanes)
- Monore – Riverside to BB King (Marked shared lanes)
- New Frayser – Warford to Old Allen (Buffered bike lanes)
- N. Holmes – Macon to Summer (Marked shared lanes)
- N. Holmes – N. Johnson to Walnut Grove (Road diet; Bike lanes/Buffered bike lanes)
- Norris – I-240 to Corry (Road diet; Buffered bike lanes)
- Norris – Corry to Ball (Buffered bike lanes)
- Orleans – Craft to Raines (No Change)
- Overton – Front to Third (Striped shoulders)
- Overton Crossing – St. Elmo to Hawkins Mill (Striped shoulders)
- Park – Lamar to Airways (No Change)
- Perkins – Quince to American Way (No Change)
- Perkins – McCrory to Summer (Marked shared lanes)
- Pleasant View – Covington Pike to Vanderhorn (Parking prohibition; Buffered bike lanes)
- Pleasant View – Vanderhorn to Sycamore View (Buffered bike lanes)
- Poplar Pike – Kirby to East City Limit (No Change)
- Quince – Kirby to Riverdale (No Change)
- Shadyac – Front to Third (Striped shoulders)
- Showcase – Perkins to Thousand Oaks (No Change)
- S. Shady Grove – E. Shady Grove to Poplar (Marked shared lanes/Bike lanes)
- St. Elmo – Western Dead End to Raleigh Millington (Road diet; Bike lanes)
- St. Elmo – Raleigh Millington to Ann Arbor (Buffered bike lanes)
- Swinnea – Holmes to South City Limit (No Change)
- Tulane – Shelby to South City Limit (No Change)
- Tutwiler – Graham to Perkins (Marked shared lanes)
- University – Jackson to North Parkay (Road diet; Buffered bike lanes)
- White Station – Park to Sea Isle (Marked shared lanes)
- White Station – Sea Isle to Mt. Moriah (Marked shared lanes)
- Willow – Perkins to Raymore (Bike lanes)
- Willow – Raymore to Mt. Moriah (Road diet; Bike lanes)
- Weaver – Raines to Third (No Change)
All surveys will close at 11:59 Pm on Oct. 18th.