Public Works Engineering

County Engineer: Paul A. Randall-Grutter P.E.
Engineering Division Manager: Keith Elefson, P.E.

2003 Transportation Systems Plan
Skagit County Public Works hired ALTA Transportation Consulting to assist with the 2001 update to the TSP. Work began in November 2000 and internal meetings were conducted with staff from Public Works and Planning. A public review and comment period was conducted in February 2001 to gather initial public input regarding the adopted 1997 TSP. Public Works and Planning staff then worked with ALTA to update the TSP with current information. The result of these efforts is the 2003 Transportation Systems Plan Update presented here.

Skagit County is required to amend the 1997 Transportation Systems Plan (TSP) as per HB 1487, which amended the Growth Management Act to include Highways of Statewide Significance (HSS). The 2001 TSP update also presents an opportunity to make fundamental changes to the methodology used to calculate level of service (LOS) to improve coordination with other jurisdictions, maintain consistency with national transportation engineering standards, and increase efficiency in maintaining the County's transportation network.

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Table of Contents
Chapters:
1. INTRODUCTION
2. TRANSPORTATION INVENTORY
3. FORECASTING TRAVEL
4. LAND USE ASSUMPTIONS
5. LEVEL OF SERVICE STANDARDS
6. CURRENT & FUTURE NEEDS
7. TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM & DEMAND MANAGEMENT
8. INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION
9. FINANCIAL PLAN
10. NONMOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION
Appendix A SKAGIT COUNTY ROAD SEGMENT INVENTORY: COLLECTORS , ARTERIALS, AND STATE ROUTES
Appendix B SKAGIT COUNTY BRIDGE LIST
Appendix C ROAD CHARACTERISTICS INVENTORY
Appendix D PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ROAD INVENTORY
Appendix E TRAFFIC MODEL TECHNICAL ASSUMPTIONS AND DATA
Appendix F BASE YEAR & FUTURE METHODOLOGY
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