Forecast predicts Longview area roads at capacity by 2040

Forecast predicts Longview area roads at capacity by 2040
LES HASSELL
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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 7:29am

In the year 2040, Longview roads will be stretched to capacity if changes aren’t made, transportation planners said Wednesday.

A model for future Longview traffic, approved by the Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board, paints a picture of traffic volume in 2020 and in 2040.

“This is a planning tool — it’s not designed to spit out the answer. … It is designed to help size and time infrastructure improvements,” Andy Mullins, research scientist with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, told the planning board. “It can also evaluate the impact of demographic growth … and evaluate the changes to the roadway system.” 

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