The Old Enfield traffic calming project was approved through a process predating the LATM program and process. Given neighborhood stakeholder feedback, staff have reviewed the project plan and completed the following revisions, as of Nov. 5, 2018.
Intersection of Niles Road and Hartford Road: The traffic circle has been removed and rubber speed cushions have been installed north and south of the intersection.
Median on West Lynn Street: The median has been removed and the previous rubber speed cushion configuration has been restored.
Intersection of Watchhill Road and Hartford Road: Rubber speed cushions have been installed north and south of the intersection.
The following locations will be modified, but require further review with a final decision anticipated by fall 2018. Devices subject to landscaping also need further analysis as to final landscape design, construction and maintenance.
Intersection of Niles Road/Windsor Road and West Lynn Street
Curb extensions at Rainbow Bend
Additional construction work will consist of adjustments to the Rainbow Bend bulb-out, installing stamped concrete at the median at West Lynn Street and Niles Road/Windsor Road, and configuring pedestrian accommodations in this area. This final set additional construction work has not been scheduled at this time; however, we expect to complete all construction activity by December 2018, pending no weather delays or unforeseen circumstances.
Schedule for other ongoing work, including water line and paving on Hartford, will be updated as those projects progress. The work is weather-dependent, and may require changes to the schedule for weather events or other unscheduled occurrences. Please visit this page periodically for the most up-to-date information on the project.
Austin Transportation has completed traffic calming improvements on Lakewood Drive between FM 2222 and the Bull Creek Bridge. The improvements include a traffic circle at the intersection of Lakewood Drive and Driftwood Drive and asphalt speed cushions with a median at three locations along Lakewood Drive.
These features help to improve safety and better channel traffic in the area by reducing speeds on Lakewood Drive and at the right turn from Lakewood Drive onto Driftwood Drive. Low-height curbs around the traffic circle island and on the approaches provide mountable support for large vehicles to navigate the traffic circle. Delineated striping and yield signs provide guidance to traffic entering and exiting the circle.