Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Budget woes jeopardize traffic-calming devices

May 23, 2007


City commissioners at their Tuesday meeting expressed concerns about their ability to fund future traffic-calming devices due to a troubled city budget.

The city's Traffic Safety Commission had recommended adding five projects to a long list of traffic-calming and pedestrian safety projects.

Commissioners, though, declined to put the projects on the list. Instead, they said they wanted to have a broad discussion about traffic-calming devices as part of their budget process this summer. Commissioners said they would consider the projects as part of that discussion.

The projects that commissioners declined to put on the list were traffic-calming devices on 27th Terrace between Louisiana and Missouri streets, on Maine Street between Seventh and Ninth streets and on 18th Street between New Hampshire Street and Barker Avenue; a midblock pedestrian crossing on 31st Street near Harrison Avenue; and pedestrian safety improvements at 11th and New Hampshire streets.


Janet Lowther 11 years ago

Traffic calming devices? You mean TRAFFIC HAZARDS!

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