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Jan 14

Traffic calming measures coming to the Marmona Drive area

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm by Peter Ibrahim

Work on new speed humps and additional traffic calming measures starts this week in the Marmona Drive area of the Willows neighborhood. On September 11, 2018, following the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP) Level II process, the City Council approved the installation of traffic calming measures on Baywood Avenue, Clover Lane, Blackburn Avenue, McKendry Drive and Marmona Drive for a six-month trial period. The goal of this trial period is to address reported excessive speeding (above the posted limit) and cut-through traffic in the neighborhood. 

The traffic calming measures include four asphalt speed humps each on McKendry Drive and Marmona Drive and one asphalt speed hump on Blackburn Avenue. The traffic calming measures also include fully closing Clover Lane near Willow Road to vehicular traffic, but still allowing access to bicycles, garbage trucks and fire trucks. Clover Lane near Willow Road is currently one-way northbound out. 

Golden Bay Construction, the city’s contractor, will begin work the week of January 21, 2019, weather-permitting, and have 30 working days to complete the job. During the six-month trial period, staff will conduct after-installation traffic studies including speed and volume data collection on these streets. The City Council will review this information and ultimately decide whether or not to approve these traffic calming measures permanently. For more information, please contact the Transportation Division.  

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