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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA COMMUNICATION
AGENDA DATE:June 22, 2021
SUBJECT:

Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 9-137(b), to Modify the School Zone for Allen High School.

STAFF RESOURCE:

Chris Flanigan, Director of Engineering

ACTION PROPOSED:

Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 9-137(b), to Modify the School Zone for Allen High School.




BACKGROUND

As traffic patterns and volume changes over time, modifications to the school zones are periodically needed. Over the years, the enrollment of the Allen High School has increased. As a result, traffic volumes on Rivercrest Drive have also increased, especially during the morning drop off and afternoon pick-up time. The school driveways get heavily congested and require school resource officers to direct traffic at the driveway south of Station Park Drive and the driveway west of Greenville Avenue. The Allen Police Department recommends these two driveways be included in the school zone on Rivercrest Drive to improve traffic control, enhance safety, and reduce speed.  Both locations are currently outside of the existing school zone area, and therefore require lengthening the school zone to include them.

 

The Allen Independent School District has been consulted in this action through the Traffic Safety Advisory Committee and have endorsed it.


BUDGETARY IMPACT

The Fiscal Year 2021 Engineering Department Budget is sufficient to accommodate expenses for this modification (relocation of school flasher assemblies, new concrete foundation for flasher poles, and signage costs).


STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends that the City Council Adopt an Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 9-137(b), to Modify the School Zone for Allen High School.


MOTION

I make a motion to adopt Ordinance No.____________ amending the Code of Ordinances, Chapter 9 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic, Section 9-137(b), to modify the school zone for the Allen High School.



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Ordinance
Location Map