Wednesday, July 15 2009 @ 09:40 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
[Note: The plan on the table is to have more turning lanes and widen the intersection part of Cuba Rd allowing more cars to go through on a shorter green light phase so Shawan Rd can have a longer green light phase. One of the problems is that a wider mouth to Cuba Rd will invite more traffic onto Cuba Rd decreasing bicycle and pedestrian comfort/safety along Cuba Rd. So if you have constructive input ]
I want to re-confirm that the Department of Public Works will hold an open meeting on proposed improvements to the Cuba Road - Shawan Road Intersection Tuesday, July 28 at Oregon Ridge Park. The meeting is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Sequoia Room of the Park Lodge on Beaver Dam Road.
As you know, this meeting is part of a series of conversations with the community to craft a road design that will satisfy both local community goals and area transportation needs. The program, which as I said begins at 6:00, will start with an historical view of traffic problems and lay out the County's solution based on numerous public meetings. Between 6:30 and 7:00, the public will have an opportunity to individually address the group from the podium and offer constructive input. Between 7:00 and 8:00 public works engineers and their consultants will be available to discuss specific points with individuals in a workshop setting.
Because there has been considerable interest and constructive input during the past few weeks, I am taking every step to insure that all voices are heard, whether they come from the podium, the comment cards, conversations with my staff during the workshop, or (after the fact, for those who can't make the meeting) by email to our address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am also aware of recent requests to postpone our meeting until September, but due to the level of interest and the number of substantive suggestions we've received I do not want to lose this opportunity to forge ahead. Our meeting on the 28th will provide a setting for these ideas to percolate, and all of the suggestions and comments will then be evaluated and posted on the County's website.
Thanks for your interest, input and support.
Edward Adams, Director
Edward C. Adams, Jr., P.E.
Department of Public Works