RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES

IN THE FOREST LAKES SOUTH AND HOLLYMEAD SUBDIVISIONS

ON POWELL CREEK DRIVE (ROUTE 1521)

 

 

WHEREAS, speeding has been identified as a major concern with the residents of Forest Lakes and Hollymead Subdivisions; and

 

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation has conducted a speed study in the Hollymead and Forest Lakes South Subdivisions, which confirmed that a speeding problem does exist on Powell Creek Drive (Route 1521); and

 

WHEREAS, The Forest Lakes Community Association has worked with Virginia Department of Transportation and Albemarle County staff to establish the Forest Lakes Traffic Calming Task Force, which fulfilled the requirements listed in VDOTís Traffic Calming Policy.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,  that the Board of  Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia supports the construction of four strategically placed speed humps on Powell Creek Drive (Route 1521) that will encourage slower speeds.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the Board of  Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia will further consider the installation of signs advising drivers of an additional maximum penalty of  $200.00 for exceeding the posted 25 MPH speed on Powell Creek Drive if the speed humps are not effective in reducing speeding; and

 

            BE FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of  Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia requests the Virginia Department of Transportation to construct four speed humps on Powell Creek Drive as recommended by the Forest Lakes Traffic Calming Task Force.

 

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