Public Road Strategic Corridor Plan
Public Road traffic signal removal to begin the week of January 21
The first implementation phase of the Public Road Strategic Corridor Plan will begin the week of January 21. During this week, contractors and City staff will turn off traffic signals at Emma and Simpson Streets and install 4-way stops signs. The traffic signal heads will be covered and will no longer operate. Public notice of the changes will be made in early January before the traffic signals are turned off.
The second implementation phase will begin in March 2019. At that time, the traffic signal poles will be permanently removed and new pedestrian bump-outs, crosswalk ramps, and sidewalk repairs will be completed in the Public Road corridor. This second phase is scheduled for completion in late April 2019.
Please watch these two short videos:
Video #1 - Have you heard about the changes on Public Road?
Please watch the short video below on why the traffic signals on Public Road are going to be removed. (Note: This video intentionally does not have narrated audio to allow viewers to process information at their own pace.)
- English version: https://youtu.be/s81zy8ZAzUk
- ¿Se ha enterado de los cambios que estamos haciendo en Public Road? https://youtu.be/S3jOHksYiIE
Video #2 - The rules of the 4-way stop
Please watch the short video below on how to use a 4-way stop intersection. (Note: This video intentionally does not have narrated audio to allow viewers to process information at their own pace.)
In February 2018, 17 Lafayette residents were chosen from a pool of 28 applicants to serve on the Friends of Public Road Working Group (FPRWG). This working group was assembled to provide input to the project consultant and the Public Works Department for the development of a Public Road strategic corridor plan.
The purpose of the Public Road Strategic Corridor Plan is to:
- Address aging infrastructure/traffic signals in the Public Road corridor that need to be removed, replaced, or upgraded
- Facilitate safe travel and access by people using all modes of transportation – walking, biking, accessing transit, and driving
- Accommodate the existing land uses in the corridor while keeping in mind the future land use changes that are anticipated in the LURA Downtown Plan
The corridor plan will build on the goals outlined in the LURA Downtown Plan and will include opportunities to enhance the experience for people walking, biking, accessing transit, and parking in the corridors.
Presentations to City Council
- View the 1/16/18 presentation to City Council.
- View the 8/27/18 presentation/workshop with City Council.
- View the 10/16/18 presentation/workshop with City Council
As a result of the October 16, 2018 final presentation, City Council directed Public Works to proceed with the plan as presented.
View project outline (coming soon!)
View project timeline (coming soon!)
Watch These Videos
The following six (6) video clips outline essential information on existing conditions that have provided direction to the FPRWG preparing the plan. Residents are encouraged to watch these videos prior to submitting input on the plan in order to help provide context for the project.
Share Your Input by Noon on August 10, 2018
If you were unable to attend the July 30 Public Open House and would like to comment on the plan, share your input by completing a form. Comments will be accepted through Noon on August 10.
Prior to completing the form, please review the two corridor plans by selecting the links below.
Role of the Friends of Public Road Citizen Working Group (FPRWG)
The FPRWG met monthly from February through July, and provided direction and input to the City’s project consultant, Fox Tuttle Hernandez Transportation Group. These members brought varied backgrounds and diverse points of view on possible transportation improvements from a residential and local business perspective. The consultant has utilized this citizen input as guidance for the final plan that will be presented for City Council consideration in August
|Andre DeBakker||Gerry Morrell||Richard Ross|
|Anji Redmond||Jeremy Simon||
|Brian Graham||Kate Williams||Ron Spaulding|
|Cheri Spickard||Linda Rook||Vicki Trumbo|
|Debbie Cook||Pete d'Oronzio||Vicky Uhland|
|Gail Reeder||Rich Deeming|
Public Road is an inviting place that is safe and accessible to everyone.
Corridor plan goal #1:
Update the infrastructure to meet the changing needs in downtown.
Corridor plan goal #2:
Maintain a family-friendly and business supportive walking environment.
February 3, 2018 - Outreach Walking Tour & Request for Working Group Members
On February 3, FTHTG will host a Walking Tour of Public Road to introduce residents to the project and provide information to citizens interested in participating on the citizen working group (Friends of Public Road Working Group). For those not interested or able to join the tour, FTHTG will provide a brief presentation prior to the walk, and paper applications will be available to apply to serve on the citizen working group. Applicants are not required to attend the Walking Tour.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
2:00 – 3:30pm
Start/finish at the Starkey Building/Festival Plaza
311 S. Public Rd
The group will be walking from Festival Plaza north to Simpson St., then south to Emma St., then returning to Festival Plaza. The length of the walk is less than a mile and will be held at a casual pace with various discussion stopping points along the route.
Role of the Friends of Public Road (FPR-WG) Working Group
The FPR-WG will provide input and feedback to Fox Tuttle Hernandez Transportation Group (FTHTG) during the corridor design process from diverse points of view, as well as offer advisory input on possible transportation improvements. FTHTG will use this citizen feedback to prepare final plans for City Council consideration.
The city manager will approve a group of 13 individuals with varying backgrounds and interests. Participants will include people who live, work, own property, own businesses, or frequently travel along Public Road.
Working group members will be expected to:
- Attend all monthly meetings (one meeting/month March-June) that will be two hours in length starting at 6:00pm. (Final dates to be determined.)
- Review materials prior to working group meetings.
- Engage in a constructive dialogue with other members of the group, the consultants, city staff, and other constituents in the Lafayette community about changes in the Public Road corridor.
How to apply:
Access the online form at www.cityoflafayette.com/FPRapplication and submit your application by February 11, 2018.