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Public Works

Posted on: June 14, 2019

The Week of June 17 -Traffic pattern changes at the intersection of Vannah, Woodford and Clifton.

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The Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments In response to neighborhood input and requests going back over 20 years, as well as a review of vehicle speeds and crashes, have implemented a joint temporary effort to eliminate the section of Woodford Street between Clifton and Vannah. We will be implementing a traffic change to redirect the flow of traffic at the intersection of Vannah, Woodford, and Clifton Streets during the week of June 17.  

Neighborhood groups and City staff have been concerned with traffic issues and accidents at this busy corner that is confusing to many motorists. Rather than implement an expensive construction project, the City will be testing some traffic changes at the intersection using signage and repurposed granite planters. If the changes are successful, the City will consider making them permanent.

The change will consist of closing off the slip lane that currently runs through Baxter Sundial (Barrows) Park. This will have the effect of creating a four-way stop at the corner of Clifton and Vannah. The proposed traffic change will have the benefit of expanding the size of Baxter Sundial Park, and the City will activate that space with seating options and greenery.

It is anticipated that during the week of June 17, Public Works will move 15-20 planters into place to eliminate the slip lane through the park and create a four-way stop at the corner of Vannah and Clifton. The Public Works Traffic division will install directional signage. Later in that week, the Horticulture Crew will plant flowers, grasses and trees in planters, and install seating in the park area, and work with neighborhood groups on park activation.

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