Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:
Sharon Grove McCamy,
Elizabeth A. Cook Community Development
All Magisterial Districts
Resolution To Request The
Requested Action of the
Board of Supervisors:
Consider adoption of the attached resolution.
VDOT has established a residential Traffic Calming
Program within which
There are various traffic calming measures stipulated in the VDOT Traffic Calming Guide for Local Residential Streets. These include: community awareness and education regarding speeding concerns and the importance of driving safely; enforcement; non-physical measures such as pavement markings; physical measures like speed humps, traffic circles, raised crosswalks, or raised median islands; and alternative actions. Staff would recommend that the Board include All Way Stop Control (AWSC) as an additional traffic calming measure to be included in the County's options. AWSCs are not specifically included in the Traffic Calming Guide for Local Residential Streets.
Once the Board passes the resolution adopting the Traffic Calming Program, there are a series of steps that must be met to satisfy VDOT's requirements for any specific requests. The County initiates and takes the lead role in coordinating the traffic calming process, and VDOT will provide technical support. The following list is a summary of the steps:
i. 25 mph posted speed limit
ii. Two-lane roadway
iii. Not a primary access to commercial or industrial sites
iv. Minimum of 12 dwellings fronting the street per 1,000 feet of roadway, including both sides
Financial Impacts Analysis:
No fiscal impact analysis is required to adopt the Traffic Calming Program. However, a component of the Program requires the Board of Supervisors to be responsible for identifying the type of funding that will be used for each proposed traffic calming project.
Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request: