City Staff and their consultant, SRF Consulting Group, have been working with the residents of the East Neighborhood to come up with a solution to the cut-through traffic issue in the area. Several meetings have been held since mid-2008 to discuss traffic calming options and intersection modification alternatives.
Residents from Circle A Drive, Circle Drive E, Central Avenue, Huntington Avenue, Wise Avenue, Lake Street E, LaSalle Street, Hampton Street, and Reno Street were in attendance and offered many constructive comments and concerns.
An experimental closure of the Lake Street/Arlington Circle intersection was performed during July of 2009. During the study, traffic counts and intersection analysis were completed, along with a neighborhood survey. The results of this experimental closure can be found below by following the link labeled "Presentation 08-05-2009 (Closure Study Results)."
The City Council will consider future closure experiments as it reviews the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget for 2010.