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Great Bridge Town Meeting held February 2, 2010
- N. Battlefield Corridor from Great Bridge Bridge to Kempsville Road
- Accidents on Oak Grove Road
- Streets in Riverwalk
- Dominion Boulevard
Following are responses to issues, grouped under headings, raised at the Great Bridge Town Meeting.
The City's vision for future land use is shown on the 2026 Land Use Plan which was adopted in March 2005. The predominant planned land uses for this corridor include office and low density residential; however, some medium density residential is envisioned for areas next to Battlefield Boulevard and Dominion Boulevard. The land use plan may be viewed online.
A small portion of the corridor lies within the northern gateway into the Great Bridge Village District. Any new rezoning or use permit activity in this area will be subject to design guidelines which includes provisions for pedestrian linkages. The design guidelines for the Great Bridge Village may be reviewed online.
The first full month of recycling tonnage and participation data from January 2010 are very encouraging. The participation rate for the City from citizen participation in the big bin recycling program is approximately 66%. This is similar to the recycling participation experienced by the City of Virginia Beach. Recycling tonnage that was collected in January is 1229 tons. Compared to the recycling tonnage from January 2009 of 373 tons, this increase in tonnage in January 2010 indicates a substantial jump of 229%.
Expansion of Recyclable Plastics - Currently only #1 and #2 plastics are accepted in the City's program. At the time there is no market in the area that uses recycled plastics #3 through #7. As a result, it is not economically feasible to collect these types of plastic at this time.
Expansion of Recycling to businesses - The City will extend recycling services to businesses to which the City is already providing waste collection services. Businesses that are not provided City waste collection services can contact a local recycler for those services.
City's Traffic Engineer reports that Traffic Engineering staff reviewed the accident history of the Oak Grove Road/Knells Ridge Boulevard/Knells Ridge Drive intersection and performed a field review to determine if changes to the existing traffic control devices were warranted.
The accident history (2007-2009) showed that the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Knells Ridge Boulevard/Knells Ridge Drive had a total of eleven accidents in the preceding three years; of those, eight accidents were right-angle accidents.
Traffic Engineering then conducted a field investigation at the intersection of Oak Grove Road and Knells Ridge Boulevard. The investigation involved a check of the lighting conditions which are in good working condition, pavement markings, visibility, and traffic control devices. As a result of the investigation, Traffic Engineering will be implementing the following improvements at this intersection:
- Increase the existing "STOP" sign size from 30" to 36" on Knells Ridge Boulevard and Knells Ridge Drive at Oak Grove Road;
- Install dual "STOP" signs for the Knells Ridge Boulevard north bound approach at Oak Grove Road;
- Install "Right Lane Must Turn Right" sign and right turn arrow pavement markings for the east bound and west bound right turn lanes on Oak Grove Road before Knells Ridge Boulevard and Knells Ridge Drive; and
- Install right turn arrow pavement markings for the east bound right turn lane on Oak Grove Road before Sommerville Crescent.
The new and replacement signs should be installed by the end of March; the pavement markings will be installed when warmer weather conditions are present (note: the application of pavement markings typically requires warmer weather for proper adhesion of the markings to the pavement).
After inspecting the streets, the Department of Public Works found that the streets in Riverwalk currently are ranked 65, which is slightly above the resurfacing standard currently used by our pavement management system; however, Tupelo Crossing, Marina Reach and Riverwalk Parkway will be considered for placement on the resurfacing schedule in the next couple of years. We will be analyzing all streets using our pavement management system within the next three and four weeks for the next fiscal year's resurfacing schedule.
With regard to the Dominion Boulevard Road Widening and Bridge Replacement Project, the design plan for this project is fully funded and is currently 60% completed. We expect its 100% completion by the end of this year. Meanwhile, the City is actively researching funding and financing sources for the construction phase for the entire project.