East Neighborhood Traffic Alternatives

East Neighborhood Traffic Update Meeting – August 29, 2018

The Engineering Department held a Traffic Update Meeting on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to discuss several traffic topics related to the East Neighborhood. The meeting was well attended and discussion focused on speed humps, the existing Lake Street roundabout, and reconstruction of Circle Drive East. Staff will follow up with the City Council at a future City Council meeting.

A copy of the presentation from the meeting can be found below, as well as a comment card, should you like to provide your opinions. The comment card can be dropped off at City Hall or email comments can be sent to Mike Kelly via email.

Presentation (PDF)

Comment Card (PDF)

Traffic Calming

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.

Resident Participation

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.

Experimental Study

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)."

Future Experiments

The City Council will consider future closure experiments as it reviews the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget for 2010.