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Meeting Recap – Rhode Island Traffic Light, Rt 1 Safety, Code Enforcement

Thought I should give you a quick rundown of our NCPCA meeting last night.

Maureen P. Wilson and Armen Abrahamian of the County’s Public Works talked about the crosswalk safety on the county owned street Rhode Island Avenue. To improve pedestrian safety, the county is finally getting ready to go ahead with the traffic light at the Edgewood Road intersection. Construction is expected to begin this spring. They are now anticipating an extensive utility relocation prior to the construction. Verizon has been in the scene 2 months ago, Pepco will be there in a month, Comcast will also need to be involved. The development will be completed by the next construction season – in the March to September time frame next year. The Public Works have been in touch with the Hollywood Elementary School’s crossing guards. The Construction will have a three legged approach each way- one median, one left turn lane and one right turn lane. They promised signals will be functioning 24 hours a day. There has not been any discussion on the installing the City-approved traffic camera at the intersection.

Following the presentation from the County’s Public Works, Felecia Murphy of the State Highway administration (SHA) talked about the pedestrian safety on Route 1. The crosswalk development at the Cherry Hill has been funded, however the one at the Edgewood Rd intersection is not. The survey waork at the Cherry Hill intersection will begin in 6 months. They are also awaiting for the decision of right-of-way acquisition in relation to these two development.

Jeannette M. Ripley, the manager of the City’s code enforcement  Division made an interesting presentation on the history of her department and showed how to find out houses that have been involved in code enforcement violation in the past.

Members also passed to motions – one on school supply drive, and another on NCPCA’s participation in the upcoming College Park Day.

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2 Comments to “Meeting Recap – Rhode Island Traffic Light, Rt 1 Safety, Code Enforcement”

  1. By David, September 11, 2010 @ 6:49 pm

    Are there renderings of the cherry road crosswalk? will there be a small median?

  2. By Fazlul Kabir, September 12, 2010 @ 3:15 am

    Dave, We’re trying to get those renderings. We hope to post them once they become available.

    Thanks. Fazlul