CITY PLANS NEW TRAFFIC-CONTROL MEASURESJun 27th, 2013 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
New traffic-control measures are planned for two City of Madison neighborhoods.
Four-way stop signs will soon be installed by the city at the intersection of Northwest Crane Avenue and Northwest Marion Street near the construction site of the new Madison County Memorial Hospital and a new James Madison Charter School.
Once the four-way stop signs are installed, city workers will mark them with flags or streamers to alert motorists. The signs will be installed on a trial basis.
Additionally, speed limits will be lowered from 30 mph to 20 mph in the neighborhood north of Northeast Livingston Street and from 30 mph to 25 mph on a wider section of Northeast Fraleigh Drive.
“These lower speed limits are more conducive to the residential character of these streets; it makes them safer and consistent with similar neighboring streets in the city,” Police Chief Gary Calhoun said. He had announced the changes in a report to the City Commission on June 11.
“We will monitor the changes and make any adjustments as needed,” Calhoun said.