Port Orange addresses traffic-calming study – $30,000 crosswalk

stopPort Orange addresses traffic-calming study
By Lacey McLaughlin
lacey.mclaughlin@news-jrnl.com
PORT ORANGE—City council members will erect a three-way stop sign and additional speed limit signs along Sunset Cove Drive based on recommendations from a traffic-calming study.
Earlier this year the city commissioned Zev Cohen and Associates, an Ormond Beach engineering firm, to conduct the study after complaints of speeding drivers from residents. The study’s recommendations were presented to council members at Tuesday’s meeting.
The speed limit is 25 mph along Sunset Cove Drive, which extends south from Madeline Avenue, but the study found cars traveling at speeds up to 60 mph. In addition to erecting a signage and a three-way stop sign at the intersection of Long Grove Lane and Sunset Cove Drive, the study also recommends installing crosswalks that could cost up to $30,000, said City Manager Greg Kisela.
“We’ve got the issue of funding and we need policy discussion for this,” Kisela said. “We haven’t budgeted dollars for this.”
Council members unanimously adopted the study’s recommendations for a three-way stop and additional signage but decided to hold off on the crosswalks.
“I think we should try this and come back six to eight months later and see if any more work needs to be done,” Councilman Bob Ford said.
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