Councilor Benton has requested that the City proceed with design of a Complete Street test project on Rio Grande Boulevard north of Candelaria.
The project consists of a lane reduction restriping of Rio Grande to a three-lane configuration (one lane in each direction with a center turn lane) from Candelaria to Griegos, where it already becomes a 2-lane facility. Data will be collected before and after the restriping in order to help gage its effectiveness. In addition to the traffic calming benefits of a 3-lane configuration, one lane in each direction entering and leaving three sides of the roundabout will additionally simplify the functions of the intersection. Continue reading . . .
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