Boone County Comprehensive Plan Update: Roadway Network Connectivity Language

Project Information

Facility: Various Facilities

Location: Various Locations of future development of all types in Boone County

Project Type: Policy

Priority Level: Tier 1

Project Description:

  • Continue to advance a street connection network throughout the County in the 2017/18 update of the Boone County Comprehensive Plan.
  • Encourage developers to construct local roadway networks that provide and enhance connectivity to state, county, and city roads. Click HERE for a Boone County Potential Street Connections map.
  • Encourage developers to also include infrastructure facilities for bicycle and pedestrian travel.

Cost Estimate (2017 $):

  • This policy recommendation is proposed to be conducted within existing Boone County administrative budgets at no additional cost.
  • The costs of implementing new roadway networks will be tied to future private development to the greatest extent possible in order to minimize the need for public investment.


  • Offers the public multiple travel options.
  • Distributes traffic amongst several travel nodes to minimize congestion and improve safety.
  • Supports enhanced connectivity of Boone County bicycle and pedestrian facilities for the health, safety and well-being of residents, employees and visitors.
  • Assists transit riders in providing safe “first/last mile” travel with bicycle and pedestrian facilities. This supports Boone County’s goal of improving safety and connectivity for bicycles and pedestrians. Click HERE for a map of multi-use paths in Boone County.


  • None. This is continuing an existing and proven county-wide policy that has been administered for over the past two decades across Boone County.

Existing Conditions


  • Existing and future data identifies areas throughout Boone County experiencing congestion-related concerns and travel time delay.
  • Continued Boone County commercial, industrial and residential will continue to add traffic throughout the day upon roadways.


  • Existing and future data identifies areas throughout Boone County experiencing higher than average crash rates involving drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Land Use/Socio-Economic/Environmental:

  • Boone County leads the region and state in employment growth with an additional 20,000 or more new employees projected by 2040.