Saftey measures for Lexington, Buehler traffic proposed


By Brandon Klein - bklein@civitasmedia.com



The Delaware Parking and Safety Committee will consider measures tonight to improve the road safety from a portion of Lexington Boulevard to Buehler Drive.

Christina Chambers, a resident on Lexington, provided city staff a history of accidents near the stretch of her home leading up to Buehler.

“During one incident a child and myself were standing in the drive-way when a car lost control, drove into the yard, and then down my drive way and fled,” she said in an email to the city. “We were only feet away from the car, but fortunately not harmed physically.”

Staff found at least 13 recorded traffic incidents at that stretch of road.

“With the high number of accidents along this portion of roadway, city staff is proposing the application of some traffic calming measures to improve the safety and reduce the number of accidents along this section of roadway by utilizing pavement markings and signage,” said Jessica Ormeroid, a city project engineer, in a letter to affected residents.

But she said staff are not specifically recommending stop signs along Buehler Drive. Proposed measures include signage to indicate the stretch of road curves, along with no parking signs placed from Thistle Drive to Buehler Drive.

In other business, the committee will consider a resolution to recommend to City Council to remove a handicap spot at 216 N. Union St. because the owner who requested it no longer lives there.

The committee will meet at City Hall, 1 S. Sandusky St., 7 p.m. in council chambers.

By Brandon Klein

bklein@civitasmedia.com

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Gazette reporter Brandon Klein can be reached by email or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.