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Harding Avenue Traffic Test Aug/Sept 2017

Submitted by Editor on August 28, 2017 – 3:43 pm | Print or Email »No Comment

You’ve probably noticed a change to Harding Avenue leading out of/into the neighborhood. The City of Eau Claire will redo Harding Street next year. As an experiment, they will block access to Lee and Jefferson from Harding and allow only one lane of traffic up and down this hill. This will help determine how this corridor can be made more safe for pedestrian and bicycle traffic and how this may affect vehicular traffic. It will temporarily result in some cars diverting down Margaret Street. (See a close up of the map above.)

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The City’s Engineering Department will be completing a traffic study on Harding Avenue through September 15.  The study will restrict Harding Avenue to one lane in each direction and eliminate motor vehicle access to Lee Street and Jefferson Street from Harding Avenue.  Traffic counts and observation will be conducted prior, during, and after the study time frame for analysis. Analysis will be brought forward to both the Eastside Hill and Third Ward Neighborhood Associations for presentation and discussion. Harding Avenue is included in the City’s 2018 Capital Improvement Program and this study will help determine the City’s approach to this project.

What to Expect:

• You will see traffic control restricting lanes to one in each direction on Harding Avenue.

• You will not have vehicular access to Jefferson or Lee Streets from/to Harding Avenue.

• Recommended detours will direct motorists to use Margaret Street to Laurel Avenue and Washington Avenue to South Farwell Street.

Any questions related to the study can be directed to Leah Ness, Transportation Engineer at leah.ness@eauclairewi.gov or call at 715.839.4934.

MORE: http://www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us/departments/engineering/projects/harding-avenue

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