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TRN-1.12 - SW Corbett Traffic Calming Project Phase III Recommended Design and Project Implementation

Non-Binding City Policies (NCP)
Policy category
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TRN-1.12

SW CORBETT TRAFFIC CALMING PROJECT PHASE III RECOMMENDED DESIGN AND PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION

Non-Binding City Policy

NCP-TRN.1.12


PURPOSE

WHEREAS, SW Corbett Avenue is classified as a local service street but functions as a neighborhood collector, experiencing average traffic volumes of 4500 vehicles/day and speeds over 30 mph; and

WHEREAS, the first and second phases constructed improvements on SW Virginia and lower SW Corbett (SW Boundary to SW Nebraska) respectively; and

WHEREAS, the SW Corbett Traffic Calming Project is the third phase of planned traffic calming for the area and will construct improvements on Corbett from SW Hamilton to SW Grover Street; and

WHEREAS, the Corbett Traffic Calming Project was identified as a Tier-1 project in the Portland Aerial Tram Final Recommendations and Report (Adopted by City Council June 10th, 2004; Resolution No. 36224); and

WHEREAS, the Portland Office of Transportation has allocated $150,000 in General Transportation Revenue (GTR) for traffic calming improvements on SW Corbett; and

WHEREAS, the Portland Office of Transportation convened a 7-member working group and held two open houses to receive community feedback and guidance during the design development phase of the project; and

WHEREAS, the South Portland Neighborhood Association board unanimously approved the project design on November 7th, 2007; and

WHEREAS, the plan identifies the type and location of traffic calming measures including curb extensions, median islands, speed tables, marked crosswalk, wayfinding signage, and decreasing the posted speed limit.


POLICY

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Portland accepts the recommended design for the Corbett Traffic Calming Project as Non-Binding City Policy attached as Exhibit A; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Office of Transportation staff is directed to implement the improvements; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council gratefully acknowledges both the excellent work and dedication of the Corbett working group and the collaboration with the South Portland Neighborhood Association and participating community members.


HISTORY

Resolution No. 36561, adopted by City Council December 12, 2007.

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