They’re putting plans in motion to slow traffic and reduce accidents on Summit Avenue.
On a typical day, about 1,300 vehicles drive down the street. A majority of them drive close to 40-mph despite the 25-mph speed limit.
The city plans on building a mini-roundabout at Reynolds Avenue and a median near Dunn Irvin Drive.
The group Historic City Park Neighborhoods first expressed concern about the traffic in 2010.
Heather Holman is a member of the group and says, “At the corner of Summit and Reynolds, there’s a visibility problem when you’re trying to turn, and I’ve witnessed at least three accidents there.”
Transportation engineers believe speeds will drop by three to eight percent.