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File #: 33454    Version: 1 Name: Recommend cross-sections of North Gammon Road from Tree Lane to Stonefield Road and approving the resurfacing of North Gammon Road in 2014.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/14/2014 In control: PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE/MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION (ended 6/2018)
On agenda: 4/29/2014 Final action: 4/29/2014
Enactment date: 4/30/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00320
Title: Recommend cross-sections of North Gammon Road from Tree Lane to Stonefield Road and approving the resurfacing of North Gammon Road in 2014.
Sponsors: Mark Clear, Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. File 32560 Resurfacing.pdf, 2. File 32560 Recommendations from the Board of Public Works.pdf, 3. NGAMMONRD FINAL Presentation.pdf, 4. City of Middleton Comments N. Gammon.pdf
Fiscal Note
Funding for the main resurfacing project previously approved, File ID 32560, RES-14-00004.  Additional work at the intersections to install pedestrian refuge islands is estimated at $150,000.  Funds available in CS53-58260-810358-00-53W1699.
 
Title
Recommend cross-sections of North Gammon Road from Tree Lane to Stonefield Road and approving the resurfacing of North Gammon Road in 2014.
 
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WHEREAS, North Gammon Road from Tree Lane to Stonefield Road is on City Engineering's 2014 Street Resurfacing list; and
 
WHEREAS, several residents of North Gammon Road raised concerns about speeding and the cross-section of North Gammon Road; and
 
WHEREAS, the Council directed City Engineering and City Traffic Engineering to review the project and the street's cross-section with North Gammon Road property owners and nearby neighborhood residents; and
 
WHEREAS, a neighborhood meeting was held on March 11, 2014 where City Traffic Engineering and City Engineering staff presented traffic and safety data as well as several options for the cross-section of North Gammon Road; and
 
WHEREAS, there was no overwhelming support for any one option; and
 
WHEREAS, some North Gammon Road residents desire the street to be reduced in cross-section from four travel lanes to two travel lanes with a center two-way left turn lane; and
 
WHEREAS, City Traffic Engineering and City Engineering studied the operational impacts and pros and cons of the three lane cross-section and find it unsuited and unsustainable for this segment of North Gammon Rd; and
 
WHEREAS, the residents expressed support for additional electronic signing and construction, if feasible, of several pedestrian refuge islands at the intersections of North Gammon Road with Colony Drive, Farmington Way, and Sawmill Road as identified by TE and CE Staff; and
 
WHEREAS, long term recommendations for improving North Gammon Road with bike lanes, pedestrian islands, and a center two-way left turn lane were identified for a future larger reconstruction project which will require capital budgeting and purchase of additional right-of-way.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Staff are directed to proceed with the resurfacing project of North Gammon Road in its current cross-section with additional enhancements, including electronic signing, pedestrian islands-where feasible with overhead pedestrian crossing signs and yellow pedestrian activated flashers at Colony Drive.
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that staff is directed to review and program, when appropriate, a project to address the long-term transportation needs of the Gammon Road corridor.