Pedestrians Weigh in on Future of County Road 47
Pedestrians were the loudest voice during an open house collecting feedback for the future of County Road 47. Public Works Director Michael Thompson says this study will create a road map on the best future plan for the road, which extends from Northwest Boulevard to Brockton Lane.
“One of the big concerns we’ve heard from residents is the lack of pedestrian facilities along the corridor like trails or sidewalks,” says Michael Thompson, Plymouth Public Works director. “There’s no safe place to walk along the corridor.”
Plymouth is currently studying what the future of the road should be, so they have a plan before money is allocated for road improvements.
“Once the study is done, we should have that road map on how to make those investments based on hard data,” says Thompson.
Some of that data will involve input from residents on what their concerns are.
Plymouth residents have shared a variety of concerns over the years about County Road 47. Those include not only pedestrian concerns, but a desire for improved intersections and more turn lanes.
You can view an interactive map and keep up with this project here.