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Traffic Coordinating Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes - July 26, 2017

Minutes
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

AGENDA SUMMARY
July 26, 2017 - NOON
Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy, Medford, OR – Room 151
 
10.      Roll Call
20.      Approval of Minutes – June 28, 2017
25.      Consent Calendar
25.1       Monroe Street- between J St and Ivy St- place SIDEWALK ENDS sign on end of north sidewalk
25.2       E 8th street- entrance into Hawthorne Park parking lot under I5. Remove existing STOP sign and replace with YIELD sign
25.3       Spring Street- east of Valley View- Striping edge line where missing
25.4       Barneburg, Highland to Hillcrest- Install STOP signs on cross streets at Woodlawn, Oakwood, Westerlund, Hillcrest triangle
25.5       Holly Street, Stewart to Garfield- Install new SPEED LIMIT signs according to new speed zone order (30 MPH)
25.6       Center Drive, Stewart to Garfield- Install new SPEED LIMIT signs according to new speed zone order (30 MPH)
25.7       Murphy Road, Siskiyou to 200ft north of La Mirada- Install new SPEED LIMIT signs according to new speed zone order (25 MPH)
30.      Agenda Items
30.1       Shannon Drive and Nieto Way – Stop/Yield Request
30.2       Tripp Street - Speed Mitigation
30.3       Oak Street and 2nd Street – Stop/Yield Request
40.      Reports
40.1       Oregon Impact Newsletter – July 2017
50.      Non-agenda Items
60.      Adjournment



MINUTES
July 26, 2017
Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street – Room 151
  
10.       Roll Call
The following members were present:  Jeff Morejohn, Medford School District; Cheryl Noles, AAA; Lewis Osborn, At-Large Member
 
Staff representatives present:  Jorge Gonzalez, Traffic Engineering Technician; Christina Charvat, Assistant to Traffic Engineer; Sherm Holt, Public Works Supervisor; Don Lane, MPD; Sheila Giorgetti, Administrative Support Technician
 
Citizens in attendance:  None.
 
The meeting was called to order at 12:00 pm by Jeff Morejohn.  A quorum was present.
 
20.       Approval of Minutes
Lewis Osborn MOVED to accept the minutes of June 28, 2017.  Cheryl Noles SECONDED.  Motion was approved.
 
25.       Consent Calendar
25.1     Monroe Street between J Street and Ivy Street:  place SIDEWALK ENDS sign on end of north sidewalk
25.2     E. 8th Street entrance into Hawthorne Park parking lot under the I-5 viaduct:  remove existing STOP sign and replace with YIELD sign
25.3     Spring Street east of Valley View:  striping edge line where missing
25.4     Barneburg, Highland to Hillcrest:  install STOP signs on cross streets at Woodlawn, Oakwood, Westerlund, Hillcrest triangle
25.5     Holly Street between Stewart and Garfield:  install new SPEED LIMIT signs according to new speed zone order (30 MPH)
25.6     Center Drive between Stewart and Garfield:  install new SPEED LIMIT signs according to new speed zone order (30 MPH)
25.7     Murphy Road, Siskiyou to 200ft north of La Mirada:  install new SPEED LIMIT signs according to new speed zone order (25 MPH)
 
30.       Monthly Agenda
30.1     Shannon Drive and Nieto Way – Stop/Yield Request
Rick Ramirez, 1200 Mira Mar Avenue, Medford, OR 97501, has submitted an electronic Citizen Traffic Request Form requesting a STOP sign at the intersection of Shannon Drive and Nieto Way.
 
Shannon Drive is a 36-foot wide standard residential street with curb and gutter, no sidewalk, minimal street lighting, and parking available on both sides for approximately 1,300 feet. Shannon was found to carry 1,300 vehicles per day (vpd) within a block to the north of Nieto Way.  Nieto Way is a 36-foot wide standard residential street with curb and gutter, no sidewalks, street lighting, and parking available on both sides.  Nieto Way was found to carry 150 vpd.
 
The intersection of Shannon Drive and Nieto Way is a T-intersection where Shannon is the top of T.  Shannon is a connection to Ellendale Drive, a higher order street via Rogue Valley Manor Drive, the main entrance to the Rogue Valley Manor, and serves various minor residential streets.  Nieto Way connects to Mira Mar Avenue.  Shannon slopes moderately uphill to the north.
 
Traffic Engineering has conducted a standard STOP Sign Warrant Investigation at Shannon Drive and Nieto Way.  Sight distance is not in compliance with Medford Municipal Code 10.735, Clear View of Intersecting Streets for uncontrolled (1 of 2 corners) cases.  There are residential to residential intersections in the neighborhood along both Shannon and Nieto that have controls. The 4-way intersection of Nieto Way and Mira Mar Avenue farther south is stop controlled on Nieto.  Also, the intersection of Shannon Drive and Quail Point Circle is stop controlled on Quail Point, which is a private street.
 
Possible solutions include correction of sight distance obstructions, installation of a YIELD sign on Nieto, or take no action.
 
Lewis Osborn MOVED to correct the sight distance obstruction, without installing controls.  Cheryl Noles SECONDED.  Motion was approved.
 
30.2     Tripp Street - Speed Mitigation
Jon Louis, 20 Tripp Street, Medford, OR 97504, has submitted an electronic Citizen Traffic Request Form requesting speed mitigation on Tripp Street between East Main Street and Siskiyou Boulevard.
 
Tripp Street is a 24-foot wide residential street with curb and gutter, sidewalks, and street lighting connecting two higher order streets; East Main Street and Siskiyou Boulevard.  The segment in question is approximately 1,000 feet in length and is posted 25 MPH near each end.  East Main and Tripp is a non-signalized, T-intersection where Tripp Street is stop-controlled.  Tripp Street and Siskiyou Boulevard is a non-signalized T-intersection where Tripp Street is stop-controlled.
 
Traffic counts have been conducted routinely.  Summer 2016 counts recorded 2,000 vpd, with 29 MPH combined 85th percentile speed.  Speed investigation counts in 2017 found 28 MPH combined 85th percentile speed.  The segment was 1,800 vpd in 2014 and 1,900 vpd in 2012.
 
Possible solutions include traffic calming measures such as flashing speed signs, additional enforcement efforts by Medford Police Department, or take no action.
 
Jorge Gonzalez explained flashing speed signs and how other cities have used them.  Preliminary research shows these devices reduce vehicle speed by 3-8 miles per hour and are most effective with high speeders. 
 
Cheryl Noles MOVED to place a temporary flashing sign at this location.  Lewis Osborn SECONDED.  Motion was approved.
 
30.3     Oak Street and W. 2nd Street – Stop/Yield Request
Bob Welch, 603 W. 2nd Street, Medford, OR 97501, has submitted a Citizen Traffic Request Form requesting a STOP sign at the intersection of W. 2nd Street and Oak Street.
 
Oak Street is a 36-foot wide standard residential street with curb and gutter, sidewalks, street lighting, bicycle lanes on both sides, and parking available on one side for approximately 1,000 feet.  Oak Street was found to carry 700 vpd within a block to the north of 2nd Street.  W. 2nd Street is a 30-foot wide minor residential street with curb and gutter, sidewalks, street lighting, and parking available on both sides.  W. 2nd Street was found to carry 660 vpd.
 
The intersection of Oak Street and W. 2nd Street is a T-intersection. Oak Street connects to a higher order street, W. Jackson Street, to the north and serves two other residential streets and two alleys in between. W. 2nd Street connects two higher order streets, North Columbus Avenue and North Central Avenue, and also serves several residential streets in between.  McLoughlin Middle School is located one block to the east.  Jorge clarified that traffic counts were conducted during the summer, not during the school year. 
 
Traffic Engineering conducted a standard STOP Sign Warrant Investigation at W. 2nd Street and Oak Street.  Sight distance is not in compliance with Medford Municipal Code 10.735, Clear View of Intersecting Streets for stop-controlled (1 of 2) and uncontrolled (2 of 2 corners) cases.  There are residential to residential intersections in the neighborhood along both Oak and W. 2nd that have controls.  The intersection of Haven Street and Oak Street is stop controlled on Haven, and the intersection of Summit and W. 2nd is 4-way stop controlled; however, both of these locations are 4-way intersections.  Other T-intersections in the area are not stop-controlled unless intersecting a higher order street.
 
Possible solutions include correction of sight distance obstructions, installation of a YIELD sign on Oak Street, or take no action.
 
Lewis Osborn MOVED to bring sight distance into compliance with Medford Municipal Code and install a yield sign.  Cheryl Noles SECONDED.  Motion was approved. 
 
40.       Reports
The committee reviewed this month’s Oregon Impact newsletter. 
 
50.       Non-Agenda Items
Lewis Osborn spoke about a vehicle accident near the airport.  He suggested the streets be re-engineered and make the airport side of Airport Road a right turn only and direct the majority of traffic to the light controlled intersection at Heathrow.  Christina Charvat commented that this is an area that Traffic Engineering is keeping an eye on with the upcoming Costco move to Table Rock Road. 
 
Christina informed the committee that the City is seeking public input for the Transportation System Plan and asked members to spread the word. 
 
60.        Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
  
Sheila Giorgetti
Administrative Support Technician
 

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