While this segment of US 53, approximately 23 miles, is operating within its designed capacity limits, increasing traffic and development are creating spot operational and safety issues on the corridor. Most of the problem areas are located at higher volume at-grade intersections
One solution is to eliminate and selectively replace the at-grade intersections with one strategically located grade separated intersections.
It may also entail other improvements throughout the corridor such as the construction of over/under passes and cul-de-sacs, and developing a local transportation network to safely balance the access and mobility needs of the area.
A completed Corridor Preservation study will provide a blue-print by which local development can be planned and implemented in harmony with the operational demands of the highway.
The study may officially map and thus preserve the future right of way footprint necessary to construct the improvements that would be needed
at select locations.