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June 28, 2013

Signals for 13th Avenue North, 11th also possible

CLINTON — It wouldn’t happen in the next year, but city officials are considering traffic signals in the bustling intersection of 13th Avenue North and North 11th Street.

During the City Services Committee meeting Wednesday, City Engineer Jason Craft told committee members that new developments such as the Clinton Middle School, Village Co-op and West Heights Townhomes will cause the traffic in the area to grow 10 percent in the next two years. Paired with what is already a busy intersection for drivers and pedestrians, Craft said the intersection will need to be signalized.

“It’s safe to say the traffic volumes will increase to warrant signals in the next year or two. With the added pedestrian traffic, I think it’s time that we install a signal,” he said.

Coincidentally, the city recently received a petition with 363 signatures from Clinton residents requesting the city install a four-way traffic signal with walking signals at the intersection.

Because of the number of pedestrians in the area and the likelihood that the amount will only increase with the new development, Craft would also like to extend sidewalks to Ninth Avenue Northwest and to 14th Street Northwest to reach the new middle school.

Committee members agreed improving the intersection would be as much for the people on foot as for those in cars.

“The sidewalks are just as important as the signals,” At-large Councilman Charlie Mulholland said.

The project carries a $300,000 price tag, which could not be funded until fiscal year 2015. If the city wanted to pursue the signalization, Craft said the project could be completed by August 2014 in time for the new middle school opening.

Craft told committee members the project should also include implementing school speed limit zones from 16th Street Northwest to Springdale Drive, a school crossing in the 1300 block of 13th Avenue North with a yellow flasher, school crossing signs and ADA accessibility considerations.

City Council members will discuss the project at their Aug. 13 meeting. The item also will go to the Capital Improvements Committee.

 

 

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