If you’re traveling eastbound on 100th Street, you’ll likely see a stop sign at Jamaica Avenue in the near future. City staff has recommended stopping traffic there. In a proposal before the …
If you’re traveling eastbound on 100th Street, you’ll likely see a stop sign at Jamaica Avenue in the near future.
City staff has recommended stopping traffic there. In a proposal before the Public Service Commission, Project Engineer Joe Fox said traffic numbers in the area are on the rise.
“Current observations show that traffic has increased recently,” Fox said. “Westbound vehicles on 100th Street occasionally experience prolonged wait times at the stop sign when eastbound traffic on 100th Street is heavy because most eastbound traffic turns onto Jamaica Avenue.: Expansion at Renewal by Anderson and the Airgas development in the area are two reasons cited for the increase in traffic.
“A proposed housing development just west of Hadley Avenue at 100th Street will also add to the traffic using the intersection at 100th Street and Jamaica Avenue,” said Fox. “Another reason to predict more traffic in the near future at this intersection is the South Area Sewer Extension Project south of 100th Street which will enable additional development in this area.
City staff will be analyzing traffic data. A 24-hour count done in 2019 “found that the traffic was less than sufficient to warrant an all-way stop,” Fox reported to the Public Services commission. The city is doing an hour-by-hour count that will show peak times. If that study shows traffic that meets Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices standards, staff is asking that the new sign be allowed.