Traffic Calming Plan: We would like to thank all of the residents who participated in our series of public traffic meetings and shared their input and traffic concerns with the Village's traffic engineer, Marlin Engineering. We will be providing an overview of Marlin Engineering's data and how they will continue to develop the Village-wide comprehensive traffic plan in the coming weeks.
Additionally, as of Tuesday, December 20 phase one of the traffic counters installed throughout District 2 have been removed. Phase 2 counters will be installed the week of January 9, after the holiday season and will be removed the week of January 23.
A resolution was passed at the December 19 Special Council Meeting authorizing the Village Managers to execute a traffic redirection pilot program for the areas of:
- SW 83 Avenue between SW 168 Street and SW 165 Terrace
- SW 82 Court between SW 168 Street and SW 165 Terrace
- SW 165 Terrace between SW 82nd Avenue and SW 84 Avenue
The execution of a pilot program for these areas supports
Resolution No. 2016-94
, adopted by the Village Council back in September, which calls for permanent traffic redirection in the above named areas. Wicket type redirection devices (as similarly installed on SW 156th Street and Old Cutler Road and pictured above) will be installed in accordance with the plan that has been discussed with the affected residents. The wicket type devices will be installed at the following locations for the purposes specified below:
- Location: The roadway centerline of SW 168 Street at the intersection of SW 83 Avenue and SW 82 Court
Purpose: To keep eastbound traffic on SW 168 Street from turning northbound onto SW 83 Avenue and SW 82 Court.
- Location: Intersection of SW 165 Terrace AND SW 84 Avenue
Purpose: To allow northbound traffic to turn onto SW 84 Avenue from SW 165 Terrace, while keeping southbound traffic on SW 84 Avenue from turning eastbound onto SW 165 Terrace.
- Location: Intersection of SW 165 Terrace AND SW 82 Avenue
Purpose: To restrict motorists traveling southbound on SW 82 Avenue from turning westbound onto SW 165 Terrace and to allow eastbound traffic to turn southbound onto SW 82 Avenue.
Historical and recent traffic data studies of the streets listed above indicate that these local streets are functioning as major arterial roadways and these local roads were not intended to absorb that level of traffic, making it unsafe for both, motorists and residents. The proposed wicket devices serve the purpose of directing traffic in a safer and more effective pattern.
The traffic redirection pilot program is expected to remain in place for 90 days and will be removed upon and will be removed upon completion. The 90-day period will allow the Village to test the devices for efficiency and gather resident feedback on the program. A final recommendation will be made to the Village Council on the permanency of the devices based on the information collected from the pilot program.
Our primary goal is to provide efficient and safe movement of vehicles through the Village while ensuring the safety and livability of our residential areas.