CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsors:

 Meeting Date:

Harry Atherton, Marshall District Supervisor

Larry Weeks, Scott District Supervisor

December 16, 2002

 

Staff Lead:

 

Department:

 

Elizabeth Cook, Chief of Planning

 

Community Development

Topic:   RESOLUTION TO INSTALL TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES ALONG LAKE   DRIVE AS A RESULT OF THE BROOKSIDE FARM DEVELOPMENT

 

Topic Description:

This agenda item presents a proposed resolution which identifies traffic calming recommendations for Lake Drive that are to be transmitted to VDOT.  A companion consent agenda item covers the details of the recommended Lake Drive extension alternative which the Brookside Farm developer must design and construct.

General Background:

In May 2002, the Board of Supervisors approved the amendment to the Brookside Farm (Waterfield) Concept Development Plan and Proffer Statement.  One area left for more detailed analysis and Board of Supervisors’ action dealt with Brookside Farm’s neighborhood street access with Lake Drive , as well as that public street’s linkage with Brookside Parkway and associated traffic calming issues.  

The Transportation Committee reviewed traffic calming alternatives to manage construction and future residential traffic within established Lake Drive residential neighborhood area. That analysis was also conducted with assistance from Bob Moore, VDOT Resident Engineer.  One of the recommendations to slow future neighborhood traffic is to install four-way stop signs at the Brookside Farm neighborhood street intersections with Lake Drive and Mallard and Wintergreen Courts.  Three-way stop signs also are recommended for placement at the intersections of Lake Drive extended and the interconnecting two streets for the Brookside Farm neighborhood to the north. 

The Transportation Committee unanimously recommended Board of Supervisors’ approval of the attached resolution.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

 

None required.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

VDOT

Brookside Farm

The Lake Drive Community

 

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO INSTALL TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES ALONG LAKE DRIVE AS A RESULT OF THE BROOKSIDE FARM DEVELOPMENT

WHEREAS, in May 2002, the Brookside Farm Planned Residential Development (PRD) was approved; and

            WHEREAS, the Brookside Farm Proffer Statement (C.1.2) allowed the final decision for Lake Drive extension and project interconnections to be made at or prior to the final construction plan/final plat stage; and

            WHEREAS, those options shall include eliminating the wetland/bridge crossings, adding four way stops and other traffic calming measures; and

            WHEREAS, the Brookside Farm developer and the Board of Supervisors agreed the selected option shall not effectively isolate one portion of the “Entire Project” from the others; and

            WHEREAS, the Transportation Committee has assessed the Lake Drive alternatives and traffic calming alternatives and has recommended certain traffic calming measures; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 16th day of December 2002, That VDOT is requested, for traffic calming purposes, to:

·        install four way stop signs when the Brookside Farm neighborhood street connections are made with Lake Drive/Mallard Court and Wintergreen Court intersections;

·        install three way stop signs for placement when the intersections of Lake Drive extended with the interconnecting two streets for the Brookside Farm neighborhood to the north are made;

·        retain and/or place, at a minimum, posted speed limit signs for 25 mph or less along Lake Drive from its intersection with Riley Road to Wintergreen Court and the planned extension of Lake Drive .  Placement will be based on a VDOT engineering study prior to removing the posted and temporary speed limit signs placed during the construction phase;

·        post temporary signs limiting traffic speeds to less than 25 mph, when construction occurs for the phase along Lake Drive , if required and based on VDOT engineering findings for that location due to special circumstances that would warrant lower speed limits.