In 2014, City staff proposed several options and made a recommendation concerning the existing and future extension of Meadow Branch Avenue. This information was presented at the September 23rd Council Work Session for consideration. A public open house was held on August 28, 2014.
Restriping existing portion of Meadow Branch Avenue:
The existing Meadow Branch Avenue will be restriped to include: one travel lane with bike and parking lanes on each side
A public open house was held on August 28, 2014 to discuss the project, answer questions and solicit feedback from the community before presenting a recommendation to Council in September 2014. Between August 28th and September 12th, a total of 163 written comments were received from residents with a preference on the striping issue:
#1 One lane with bike and parking lanes one each side: 95 (58.3% of total)
#2 Two lanes on each side with no bike lane or on-street parking: 67 (41.1% of total)
#3 No striping: 1 (0.6% of total)
All written comments received by the September 12th deadline were provided to Council in the September 23 Work Session agenda.
Meadow Branch Avenue Extension Project:
The Meadow Branch Avenue Extension will connect Merriman's Lane to Buckner Drive and provide access to the new John Kerr Elementary School.
- Extend Meadow Branch Avenue from Merrimans Lane to Buckner Drive (4-lane divided roadway)
- New traffic signal at the site of the planned John Kerr Elementary School
- 10-foot wide multi-use trail (Green Circle) on the east side
- 5-foot wide sidewalk on teh west side
- Center median
- Speed limit of 25 mph
- Prohibit thru trucks
The estimated cost of extending Meadow Branch Avenue between Buckner and Merrimans Lane (near Amherst Street) is $4 million. Half of the project cost will come from State Revenue Sharing Funds and the other half is shared between the adjoining property's developer ($1.3 million) and the City ($700,000).