Supervisors focus on Yandell traffic woes

Supervisors focus on Yandell traffic woes


County supervisors are looking to tackle traffic issues on Yandell Road, beginning with the authorization of a new traffic study on Monday. 

Supervisors approved hiring Kiser Traffic and Engineering, LLC to study nearly 4 miles of Yandell Road from Clarkdell Road Extension to Bainbridge Crossing to the tune of $19,000. 

The traffic study will look at the following 19 intersections: Clarkdell Road Extension, Madison Crossing, Glenwild Trail, Glenwild Drive, Germany Drive, Brigade Avenue/Cedarstone, Smith Carr Road, Coventry Lane, Hampton Hills Boulevard, Johnson Lane, Magnolia Pointe Drive, Cedar Grove Lane West, Harvey Crossing, Deerfield Boulevard, Cedar Grove Lane East, Cedar Green Drive, Chartleigh Circle, Bainbridge Parkway, and Bainbridge Crossing. 

“Yandell is so narrow,” District 1 Supervisor Sheila Jones said, adding that she’s fielding calls from people worried about the traffic. 

“(Kiser Engineering) is going to figure out what we need to do,” County Engineer Tim Bryan said. “There are a lot of people that are worried. We’re being proactive.”

District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin said some of the people worried don’t want the road to be four-laned, which would ease traffic congestion. 

Bryan also told supervisors the county is working on three-laning part of Yandell from Westfallen Drive towards Madison Crossing Elementary School, with the addition of a traffic signal at Clarkdell Extension. 

Bryan said the county is in the early phases but they have secured nearly $2.5 million in federal funding

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