Traffic Improvements

Public Forum - Three Lane Conversion Review



The Traffic Engineering division of Transportation & Public Works held a public forum on Wednesday, July 22, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. To follow are links to each handout for the projects discussed.

Comments for this forum were accepted through Monday, August 3, 2015.

There are three current improvement projects under review for traffic operations of four lane roadways which are being considered for conversion to three lanes.

- E. Hancock Avenue, from N. Thomas Street to N. Jackson Street. E. Hancock Avenue existing travel lanes are 39 feet wide on the east half of the block and 30 feet on the west half of the block. The current traffic volume is approximately 4,000 vehicles per day (vpd). The only entrance to Washington Street parking deck is from E. Hancock Avenue. Currently, vehicles turning left into the parking deck must do so from the eastbound travel lane which often blocks traffic back into the E. Hancock Avenue and N. Thomas Street intersection.

E Hancock Visual

E Hancock Ave Fact Sheet

- N. Chase Street, from Rowe Road to Dairy Pak Road. N. Chase Street is a four lane roadway, approximately 40 feet wide. The current traffic volume is 12,000 vpd, with a forecasted volume of 15,000 vpd in 2025. Approximately 5% to 7% of the vehicles per day are large trucks. N. Chase Street provides direct access to the SR10 Loop for trucks serving the Paradise Valley Industrial Park, off Newton Bridge Road, and the poultry processing plant, immediately south of the SR10 Loop.

N Chase Street Visual

N Chase St Fact Sheet

- Riverbend Parkway, from Riverbend Road to Woodstone Drive. Riverbend Parkway is a divided roadway with a 24 feet wide median and a single 22 foot wide travel lane in each direction. Traffic volume counts are 5,000 vpd without a substantial increase projected for the future. Traditionally, less than 14 feet of pavement is required to safely accommodate this level of traffic.

Riverbend Visual

Riverbend Pwy Fact Sheet

Contact us:

David E. Clark, P.E. Steve Decker,
Director Traffic Engineer,
(706) 613-3440 (706) 613-3460
David.Clark@athensclarkecounty.com Steve.Decker@athensclarkecounty.com


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