File #: 23-3728    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 4/5/2023 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 4/24/2023 Final action: 4/24/2023
Title: Transportation Safety Commission (TSC) motion for Echols Street, SE traffic calming
Attachments: 1. 1. Transportation Safety Commission (TSC) Motion Echols St SE - Jan 31, 2023, 2. 2. Traffic Analysis Report - Echols Overview (Near East St) - Dec. 9, 2022, 3. 3. Traffic Analysis Report - Echols Overview (Near Wolftrap Creek) - Dec. 9, 2022, 4. 4. Notice of TSC Recommendation for Echols Traffic Calming to Council - Apr. 5, 2023, 5. 5. Regulatory Requirements for Agenda Items



Transportation Safety Commission (TSC) motion for Echols Street, SE traffic calming



Date(s) of Prior Council Consideration of this Issue:





Following the submission of a formal petition and a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, the Transportation Safety Commission (TSC) requested the Department of Public Works (DPW) conduct a study and recommend potential traffic calming.


DPW studied Echols Street, SE, between Branch Road and Follin Lane.  The speed and volume were gathered along Echols Street from Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, to Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.  The results showed that the 85th percentile average speed was 31 MPH.


With the 85th percentile meeting the threshold for traffic calming, DPW recommended the following traffic calming measures:


DPW recommends the installing three speed tables along Echols Street, SE, between Branch Road and Follin Lane; one between the bridge and 400 Echols Street, one between 507 and 509 Echols Street, and one between 601 and 613 Echols Street. Additionally, DPW recommends parking lane pavement markings (solid white lines) along both sides of the roadway and painting the word “STOP” before the stop bars at the Berry Street and Echols Street intersection


Strategic Plan Initiative: Safe Community and Efficiently Mobile Community


Departmental Recommendation: Recommend approval.


Finance Recommendation: N/A


Purchasing Recommendation:  N/A


Town Attorney Recommendation:  The Town may install the proposed traffic calming measures in the discretion of the Town Council.


Town Manager's Recommendation:  I recommend the Town Council approve the recommend traffic-calming measures, as presented.


Cost and Financing:  N/A

Account Number:  N/A

Decision Needed by This date: March 20, 2023


Prior Funding Approval: N/A




Recommended Action

"I move to approve the recommended traffic-calming measures, as presented by the TSC, along Echols St SE."


Other action deemed necessary by Council.