Traffic Signs, Crosswalks, and Traffic Study Update
By Jarrett Reid
In coordination and through the assistance of Councilman Kingston’s office, I have inquired with the city of Dallas regarding several items presented by members of BPNA.
1) Traffic speeding on Skiles and Pavillion.
We entered a request with the City to measure the speed of cars on Skiles and Pavillion. The Dallas Police Department deployed Sr. Cpl. Paul Michel to observe vehicles on Skiles and Pavillion during various points during the past couple of weeks. Sr. Cpl. Paul Michel reported that his observations revealed top speeds of no greater than 30MPH during the morning and afternoon commuting hours. If anyone has other times that they would like for me to request Sr. Cpl. Paul Michel to observe, please let me know.
2) Traffic signs for the intersection of San Jacinto and Hall.
Neighbors have reported several near accidents at the intersection of San Jacinto and Hall. We have requested that the City review the possibility of adding a stop sign on San Jacinto, making that a three‐way stop. An engineering study was initiated, and the staff will report their findings and actions by no later than June 30, 2015.
3) Cross walk marking/painting on Bryan at McCoy across from the park and across McCoy at the same location.
Neighbors have asked that we look into ways to increase the safety of the cross walk areas across from the park into the neighborhood. We requested that the City view and propose resolutions for the marking ofs. The City responded that the brick pavers in the street mark the cross walk area, and that they will not paint over the brick. They will, however, paint markings on the edges of the brick pavers on the concrete areas to highlight the cross walk areas. City staff stated that the painting would be completed prior to July 31, 2015.
I will continue to monitor the progress of these projects, and if anyone has ny questions or further concerns we are more than happy to shepherd those requests through the appropriate departments at the City.