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File #: 21-0121    Version: 1 Name: 2/16/21 Glenwood Traffic Calming
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/14/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/16/2021 Final action: 2/16/2021
Enactment date: 2/16/2021 Enactment #: R-21-053
Title: Resolution to Approve the Installation of Traffic Calming Devices on Glenwood Road (Overridge to Washtenaw) in the amount of $83,085.00
Attachments: 1. S5 - Final Plan_ Glenwood.pdf

Title

Resolution to Approve the Installation of Traffic Calming Devices on Glenwood Road (Overridge to Washtenaw) in the amount of $83,085.00

Memorandum

Attached for your consideration is a resolution for the installation of traffic calming devices on Glenwood Road, Overridge Drive to Washtenaw Avenue. The construction is expected to take place during the 2021 construction season by the City of Ann Arbor’s contractor for the 2021 Annual Local Street Resurfacing project, and to be paid for from the proposed FY 2022 Local Street Fund Operations and Maintenance budget.  The traffic calming plan includes 3 speed tables, and 2 raised intersections as shown on the attached final plan.

 

Poll responses from residents and property owners of the Glenwood Road project area have achieved the level of support required for the final plan (attached), per the Traffic Calming Program. The Glenwood Road (Overridge to Washtenaw) traffic calming project began with the residents’ petition received in May 22, 2019. After the initial evaluation and completion of the speed study, the traffic calming public meetings were scheduled using the established traffic calming process; with accommodations for electronic meetings due to COVID-19 and the inability to safely hold in-person public meetings. Meetings were held on August 12, 2020 and September 17, 2020. Materials were mailed to residents in advance, and temporary informational signage was installed at each potential device location.

 

The adopted program allowed staff to send an initial questionnaire to each address in the project area to determine resident concerns and locations of those concerns, among other information. Staff used the initial questionnaire responses to prepare starter concepts for the first meeting. Staff and residents/property owners discussed interests and concerns and modifications to the initial concepts. In advance of the second meeting, staff finalized a draft plan to be reviewed at the second meeting, painted the device locations on the street, posted informational signage, and distributed instructions for a self-guided tour. At the second meeting, staff shared the draft plan with project area participants, and gathered an informal poll of neighbor preferences.

 

Staff developed a final plan, considering feedback from the second meeting, and mailed the plan and final polling opportunity to the residents and property owners in the project area. Each household was polled to determine their support, or opposition, for the proposed plan. The project passed the criteria requiring 50% of the responses support the plan. 

 

The results are as follows:

31                     No. of valid addresses in project area
7
                     No. of surveys supporting all or part of the final plan as shown
10
                     No. of survey responses received
70%*
                     Percent of surveys received supporting all or part of the plan as shown
*to pass criteria must receive 50% or higher

 

Budget/Fiscal Impact: Funding for the project will be available in the FY 22 Local Street Fund Operations and Maintenance Budget, if so approved by Council.

Staff

Prepared by:   Nick Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer
Reviewed by:  Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by:  Tom Crawford, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The residents/property owners of Glenwood Road petitioned for traffic calming devices on their street;

Whereas, The final poll results support the proposed traffic calming plan;

Whereas, the Transportation Commission recommended approval of the Glenwood Road (Overridge to Washtenaw) traffic calming project on December 16, 2020;

 

Whereas, The total estimated construction cost for the traffic calming devices is estimated to be $83,085.00; and

 

Whereas, Funding for the construction of the traffic calming project will be available in the FY 2022 Local Street Fund Operations and Maintenance budget, if so approved by Council;

RESOLVED, That City Council approve the installation of the traffic calming devices on Glenwood Road from Overridge to Washtenaw; and

 

RESOLVED, That the City Administrator be authorized to take the necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.