Council, planners to review 2 roads' status

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 1, 2006

INVERNESS - City government this month will consider upgrading the technical classification of two roads: Tompkins Street and Martin Luther King Avenue/Park Avenue.

Changing their status from local collectors to major collectors would allow the City Council to spend impact fee money on improving the roads. Even if approved at the local level, the changes still would need to win approval from the state Department of Community Affairs, which reviews all such amendments to governments' comprehensive growth plans.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is scheduled to review the matter at 4 p.m. Wednesday, and the City Council will review it at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17. Both meetings will be in council chambers, 212 W Main St. Meantime, the city already has signalled a need to consider improvements at six intersections: Tompkins/Ella Avenue/U.S. 41, Tompkins and Line Avenue, Tompkins and Seminole Avenue, Highland Boulevard and South Apopka Avenue, Highland and Line Avenue and Highland and Montgomery Avenue.