What are the plans to address traffic congestion in the area?

For city streets, traffic congestion is typically caused by operations at major intersections and not due to the number of lanes in between.  As part of any improvements on Old Auburn Road, infrastructure will be installed to allow signal timing improvements and signal coordination which will help traffic flow through intersections on Old Auburn Road more efficiently.  Currently, this infrastructure is lacking and signal coordination is not possible on Old Auburn Road.  The current concept also proposes to add two-way left turn lanes where they do not exist today, increasing safety for left turning vehicles and allowing them to wait outside of the travel lane. Additionally, the lane reduction may reduce the amount of cut-through traffic using the corridor during peak commute times as a bypass for Interstate 80.

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1. Why are you studying Old Auburn Road?
2. What part of Old Auburn is included in the study?
3. What is a Complete Street?
4. What are the benefits of a Complete Street?
5. Why dedicate a traffic lane on Old Auburn Road for bicyclists when there are not many who ride their bike on this road?
6. Why reduce the number of travel lanes? Instead, why not add a lane to reduce congestion?
7. Why were the planter barriers installed?
8. Why not install concrete or metal-beam barriers instead of the planters?
9. The intersection is not a perfect 90 degrees. Can’t you realign the intersection?
10. Why not change Fair Oaks Blvd to have one left turn lane and one right turn lane onto Old Auburn?
11. Why has Fair Oaks Blvd been reduced to one turn lane since the Thanksgiving weekend?
12. Can the Police Department patrol the area and hand out more tickets?
13. What is the current concept for the Old Auburn Road Complete Street Plan?
14. Why was the one-lane concept tested for 9 days during October 2019?
15. What are the plans to address traffic congestion in the area?
16. Is there potential to increase traffic on adjacent roadways and neighborhood streets?
17. What are the next steps for this Plan?
18. When will the Plan be implemented?