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File #: 19-0913    Version: Name: 6/17/19 - Earhart Road Reconfiguration
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 6/17/2019 In control: Transportation Commission
On agenda: 8/5/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: 6/17/2019 Enactment #:
Title: Resolution to Proceed with a Road Reconfiguration and Safety Enhancement Project for Earhart Road, from US-23 to South Waldenwood Drive and Appropriate $34,500.00 and $40,500.00 Respectively from the General Fund and Alternative Transportation Fund Balances (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Attachment A_Earhart_Project Overview_05-15-19.pdf, 2. Attachment B_Earhart Road Diet_Memo_20190513.pdf, 3. Attachment C_Earhart Public Survey Summary.pdf
Title
Resolution to Proceed with a Road Reconfiguration and Safety Enhancement Project for Earhart Road, from US-23 to South Waldenwood Drive and Appropriate $34,500.00 and $40,500.00 Respectively from the General Fund and Alternative Transportation Fund Balances (8 Votes Required)

Memorandum
This is a resolution to approve a test road reconfiguration and safety enhancement project for Earhart Road from US-23 to South Waldenwood Dr. as called for in the City's Non-Motorized Plan. This is considered a test reconfiguration because the suggested changes would be made in 2019 with paint and removable devices such as plastic delineators. If approved, the test period would extend through 2021 at which time this section of roadway is proposed to be resurfaced. If the test is determined to have achieved the desired results, the changes could be made permanent (e.g. adding or moving curb lines).

The road reconfiguration is illustrated in the attachment (Attachment A) and would entail the following elements:
* Reduce the number of vehicular travel lanes from four to two - analysis shows that one lane in each direction can support the amount of traffic on this section of roadway based on traffic volumes. This change is expected to reduce speeds along the corridor and reduce certain crash types.
* Add roundabouts at the intersections of Earhart and Glazier as well as Earhart and Waldenwood/Greenhills - roundabouts can fit within the existing intersections at Earhart Rd. and Glazier Way and Earhart Rd. and Waldenwood Dr./Greenhills Dr. given the configuration and width. These changes are expected to clarify the movement of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians at these intersections and reduce the severity of crashes.
* Improve non-motorized transportation options - the removal of the vehicular travel lane in each direction allows for space to be reallocated for a buffered bicycle lane along Earhart Rd. Additionally, enhancements such as new crosswalk pavement marki...

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