City staff have revised the original traffic calming plan for Richmond Road in light of resident feedback and scheduled road work. Details of the revised plan are below, as well as in a letter sent to residents this week.
Residents are invited to attend a drop in Public Information Centre to learn more and ask questions:
Date: April 12, 2017
Location: City Hall, Room 247, 426 Brant Street
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
There is no formal presentation at this meeting. Residents will have an opportunity to discuss the revised traffic calming plan with staff to answer any questions and provide comments.
The original traffic calming plan recommended the installation of three speed humps to address the identified speeding concern. Based on feedback received, residents requested that other options first be considered before any split speed humps may be installed. Residents also believed that three speed humps were too many. Taking this information and that Richmond Road is proposed to be resurfaced in 2018, staff have created a revised traffic calming plan.
The revised plan will be installed in late spring and will consist of installing an off-set solid yellow centreline along the entire length of Richmond Road with a solid white edge line on the north side. No parking anytime restrictions will be installed on the north side within the existing road narrowing areas. Furthermore, semi permanent driver feedback signs will be installed midway between Maple Avenue and Lambshead Drive.
The revised traffic calming plan will be evaluated in the fall. If the results indicate the plan has reduced vehicle speeds and traffic calming measures are no longer warranted, then the pavement markings and driver feedback signs will be permanently installed as part of the 2018 road resurfacing project. However, if the results indicate that traffic calming measures are still warranted then two split speed humps will be installed.
If you have any questions, comments or require more information regarding the traffic calming plan, please do not hesitate to contact staff:
Brent Jefferson, Traffic Technologist, Transportation Services Department
(905) 335-7671 Ext. 7760