Requesting a Traffic Calming Project

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Requesting a Traffic Calming Project

Requesting a Traffic Calming Project

When there is a consistent speeding problem along a street, the neighborhood may wish to consider a traffic calming project.  A traffic calming project will permanently install traffic calming treatments along the road so that cars will drive at the speed limit.  There are a number of different treatment types available depending on the unique qualities of your street, but the main goal of any project is to get drivers to drive the speed limit.

Before a street can request a traffic calming project, a street must have successfully lowered the speed limit through the ballot process detailed in the Speed Limit Reduction section.  If a street does not currently have a posted speed limit of 25 MPH or 30 MPH, this will need to be done before any further traffic calming efforts can be made. 

When evaluating to determine if your street meets the criteria for a project, we look at street specific factors like:

  • What speeds are the cars are traveling and how many of them are speeding?
  • How many crashes along the street were due to speed related causes?
  • What pedestrian generators (i.e., schools, bike routes, parks, pools, greenways, or transit stops) are in the area that are negatively affected by speeding cars?

The type of traffic calming treatment used along a street is determined by multiple factors such as street width and how many cars typically use the street.  Streets that are more narrow with typically lower volumes receive treatments such as speed humps, speed tables, and traffic circles.  Streets that are wider with typically higher volumes receive treatments such as curb extensions, median bump outs, and traffic circles.

Below are the currently eligible streets broken up into the treatment type categories.

Streets Eligible for a Project this Cycle

Traffic Calming Priority List as of October 6, 2020

Previously Completed Projects

Contact

 

Will Shumaker
Traffic Calming Administrator
919-996-3030

Department:
Transportation
Related Services:
Neighborhood Traffic Management

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