Martin Luther King Jr. Way/Highway 59 Revitalization Strategy

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Plan Adopted (February 2012): The Martin Luther King Jr. Way/Highway 59 Revitalization Plan was adopted by the City Council on February 21, 2012. A special "thank you" goes out to the Martin Luther King Jr Way/Highway 59 Ad-Hoc Committee for all their help and guidance in putting this document together. The final document can be downloaded below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the City Planning Division at 209-385-6858.

Project Objectives

The City of Merced received an “Environmental Justice Grant” from Caltrans to address transportation and land use challenges and opportunities along Martin Luther King Jr. Way, and the area bounded by State Highway 99 and Childs Avenue, and “M” Street and “G” Street. A community-based effort was undertaken to accomplish the following Project objectives:

  • Improve transportation options for all travelers, including vehicles, bikes, pedestrians and transit;
  • Enhance the safety performance of the state highway for all travelers;
  • Assess the feasibility for new office, commercial and residential uses; and
  • Identify opportunities to design and install improvements that provide safe street crossing sites.

Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee

For information on the Martin Luther King Jr Way/Highway 59 Strategy Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee, which met from January 2011 to January 2012, please contact the Planning Division at 209-385-6858.

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