Thursday, November 26, 2020

Office of Traffic Management is on the Move

There is a team of people who are constantly thinking about the City’s number one issue, traffic. Since its inception in 2014, the Office of Traffic Management has been working on ways to improve vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle movement, and safety within the city.

“With so many people on social media these days, we get a real-time picture of the challenges that commuters are facing during road construction and big events,” said Rob Cohen, Director of Public Works. “The feedback and comments have helped us work through the issues and roadblocks that drivers encounter.”

As a result of the recent completion of the roundabout at Dove Road and Peytonville the Office of Traffic Management has pulled together a video showing the best ways to drive the City’s roundabouts safely.

“The roundabout is a proven method to help decrease head-on crashes at high traffic intersections,” said Police Chief James Brandon. “It promotes a continuous traffic flow and helps eliminate the need for drivers to ‘beat the light’.”

Currently the City has nine roundabouts located throughout town. There are plans for at least one more dual-lane roundabout as part of the upcoming White Chapel widening project from Highland to SH 114.

For questions about the City’s roundabouts or the Office of Traffic Management, please call (817) 748-8098.