TO: Juan Wade, Transportation Planner (County of Albemarle)
FROM: Kristi Byrne, Assistant Traffic Engineer
DATE: September 1, 2004
RE: Fifth Street/Avon Street Complex TIA (REVISED Comments)
We have reviewed the Traffic Impact Analysis, and have the following questions/concerns:
∑ The assumed route through Elliot Avenue is unacceptable to the City, Elliot Avenue is a neighborhood street. Please keep the route to Avon/Monticello Ave/I-64, and include the signals at Avon St/Monticello Ave, Monticello Ave/Carlton Rd, and reanalyze Elliot/Monticello Ave.
∑ Please indicate that this analysis considered the pending/approved adjacent City developments including, but not limited to: Rock Creek on Old Ridge, Baylor Rd. development, Roy's Place, Johnson Village on Cleveland, Willoughby Townes, Willoughby Place, Fifth & Cherry, Moore's Creek on Palatine.
∑ We would like to see the phasing plan of the development and corresponding traffic mitigation plan that will be implemented and complete before each phase of development.
∑ Please make note to compensate the City for any adjustments that the City will have to make to our signals/infrastructure to accommodate this development beyond what is covered in a mitigation plan, including necessary signal coordination.
∑ Can developerís traffic engineer assure us that the existing turn lane lengths will accommodate the proposed queuing needs?
∑ The developer should maintain the Level of Service of a no-build situation, if not better, for all City signals impacted by this development.
∑ We would like confirmation that VDOTís review of this TIA includes an assessment of the City network (in addition to the Countyís) on behalf of regional traffic.
∑ We are concened with access to adjacent property owners after improvements are made to the 5th St & Bent Creek Rd intersection.
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