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File #: R-16-50   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 5/2/2016 In control: City Council
Final action: 10/17/2016
Enactment date: 10/27/2016 Enactment #: r-2016-088
Title: Amending Policy Established In F/S R-88-404, Requiring A Traffic Signal Location Engineering Study And The Installation Of Traffic Signals On Coal And Lead Avenues At Walter Street (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-50, 2. R-50Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
10/27/2016 City Clerk Published  Action details
10/27/2016 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
10/21/2016 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
10/17/2016 City Council PassedPass Action details
9/19/2016 City Council Postponed as AmendedPass Action details
9/19/2016 City Council AmendedPass Action details
9/7/2016 City Council PostponedPass Action details
8/1/2016 City Council PostponedPass Action details
6/20/2016 City Council Accepted Without Recommendation  Action details
6/15/2016 Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee Sent to Council Without RecommendationPass Action details
5/2/2016 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
5/2/2016 President Referred  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-SECOND COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-16-50 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Amending Policy Established In F/S R-88-404, Requiring A Traffic Signal Location Engineering Study And The Installation Of Traffic Signals On Coal And Lead Avenues At Walter Street (Benton)
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AMENDING POLICY ESTABLISHED IN F/S R-88-404, REQUIRING A TRAFFIC SIGNAL LOCATION ENGINEERING STUDY AND THE INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS ON COAL AND LEAD AVENUES AT WALTER STREET.
WHEREAS, Coal and Lead Avenues between Broadway Boulevard and Locust Street, identified as Community Principal Arterials on the 2040 Long Range Transportation System Guidelines, bisect residential neighborhoods, and combined transport an average of 19,000 vehicles per day; and
WHEREAS, the roadway geometry for these segments of Coal and Lead facilitates speeding with a straight horizontal alignment of 2100 feet, and a vertical slope of 70 feet, resulting in regular travel, nine miles per hour on average in excess of the posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour, as measured by a traffic study in August of 2016, and creating a hazard for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians and a noise nuisance in the adjoining residential neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS, The New Mexico Department of Transportation August 2015 Report for Annual Crash Data placed these segments of Coal and Lead within a high crash density zone for all motor vehicle crashes, including alcohol involved and pedestrian involved crashes; and
WHEREAS, the City through the 2011 Coal and Lead project traffic calming and beautification project initiated steps to prevent the speeding, including reducing the number of lanes, and in 2013 through a City Council Set A Side Project installing bump outs and enforcement of traffic laws. In 2016 using Council set a side the traffic lanes were narrowed and a buffer installed between the outside lane and the b...

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