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At its meeting on February 19, the Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed traffic and parking management plan for West Avenue. This plan was originally developed in 2015, but consideration was deferred pending anticipated redevelopment of adjacent commercial properties. Since that redevelopment is not imminent, the Town Council has decided to reconsider the plan due to continued complaints about vehicular traffic and parking on West Avenue, including blocked travel lanes during drop-off and pick-up at the Oneness Family School and excessive vehicle speeds.
The plan, which was developed by the Town’s traffic engineer in consultation with affected residents and school and church officials, provides for improved traffic flow and control. Highlights include creation of a parking queue area on the west side of West Avenue; better delineation of “No Parking” areas on the east side of West Avenue; and creation of a new permit parking area (currently “No Parking”) on the west side of the 6800 block of West Avenue. The plan also includes creation of a 15 mile per hour school zone speed limit. Unlike the parking changes, the speed limit change will require introduction of an ordinance at the February Council meeting and a public hearing at the March Council meeting, but we welcome your comments on this proposed change at the February Council meeting as well.
A complete copy of the proposed resolution to implement the plan is available here. A map of the proposed traffic and parking plan is available here. Both documents are also available for review in the Town office.