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File #: 19-706    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/8/2019 In control: Transportation Advisory Board
On agenda: 8/1/2019 Final action:
Title: Recommend approval to remove two-way yield control and establish two-way stop control at the intersections of Birchwood Drive and Sunnybrook Drive, Birchwood Drive and Stonegate Road, and Birchwood Drive and Briarwood Drive; to establish two-way stop control at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Brush Hill Circle; and to remove one-way yield control at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Cottonwood Lane.
Attachments: 1. Birchwood Drive Yield Control Draft Ordinance, 2. Birchwood Drive Yield Control Exhibit
Related files: 19-706B
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TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM

ACTION REQUESTED:
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Recommend approval to remove two-way yield control and establish two-way stop control at the intersections of Birchwood Drive and Sunnybrook Drive, Birchwood Drive and Stonegate Road, and Birchwood Drive and Briarwood Drive; to establish two-way stop control at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Brush Hill Circle; and to remove one-way yield control at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Cottonwood Lane.
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DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: Kelly Dunne, Project Manager

BACKGROUND:
The City received a request to replace the existing yield control with stop control at the intersection of Birchwood Drive and Sunnybrook Drive in order to improve safety.

When evaluating the request, staff identified four other yield control or four-leg uncontrolled intersections within the Will-o-way neighborhood. To promote consistency and reduce driver confusion, staff evaluated the existing traffic control at all subject intersections.

Birchwood Drive, Sunnybrook Drive, and Stonegate Road are all classified as Neighborhood Connectors with a posted speed limit of 25 mph. Briarwood Drive, Cottonwood Lane, and Brush Hill Circle are classified as Local Roads, also with a posted speed limit of 25 mph.

Birchwood Drive/Sunnybrook Drive, Birchwood Drive/Stonegate Road, and Birchwood Drive/Briarwood Drive are four-leg intersections with two-way yield control. Birchwood Drive is the uncontrolled movement at all intersections.

Birchwood Drive/Brush Hill Circle is a four-leg intersection with no traffic control.

Birchwood Drive/Cottonwood Lane is a T-intersection with yield control on the terminating leg. Birchwood Drive is through street and the uncontrolled movement.

DISCUSSION:
It is the City's policy to evaluate yield signs for removal or for conversion to stop control because yield signs are considered to be ineffective, confusing for drivers, and difficult to enforc...

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