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File #: 17-309    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 10/10/2017 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 10/17/2017 Final action: 10/17/2017
Title: Update on Traffic Calming Plan for Tallyho Trail PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item to report on staff's meeting with Fox Meadow residents regarding the specific placement of traffic calming devices along the western half of Tallyho Trail and to discuss options for installations along the eastern half, including the entrance to the road near Staffield Lane.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution_Tallyho Trail Traffic Calming, 2. Attachment B - Stage2_10-10-2017, 3. Attachment C - Examples of Landscaped Chokers-Curb Extensions
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Update on Traffic Calming Plan for Tallyho Trail
PURPOSE: The purpose of this agenda item to report on staff's meeting with Fox Meadow residents regarding the specific placement of traffic calming devices along the western half of Tallyho Trail and to discuss options for installations along the eastern half, including the entrance to the road near Staffield Lane.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325, Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327

INFORMATION: The Board of Aldermen received presentations regarding traffic calming on Tallyho Trail on September 27, 2016 and more recently on March 21, 2017. The September meeting focused on recommendations for Stage 1 traffic calming--education and outreach, while the March 21st meeting included a design for Stage 2-physical improvements in the form of speed tables and mini-roundabouts. Neighbors expressed concern with the two proposed mini-roundabouts at the Transportation Advisory Board meeting and again at the Board meeting, but supported the use of speed tables. (Materials from the March meeting may be found here: https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2986761&GUID=1053B498-AB53-4992-912F-51DAFE10B640&Options=&Search=.)

As part of the resolution for March 21st, the Board approved the overall Stage 2 traffic calming plan allowing for adjustments based on comments from the neighbors and Town Engineer, and requested that staff meet with the neighbors to inform those adjustments. Planning staff met with a group of residents in late July, and walked much of the western end of Tallyho Trail with a focus on the areas identified for speed tables; the locations for three speed tables were confirmed. The group agreed that it made sense to postpone the installation of traffic calming devices along the eastern half of the road until the completion of the Rogers Road sewer project, since the line extends through the Fox Meadows neighborhood and underneath Ta...

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