68th Street - Cholla to Cactus - Neighborhood Traffic Management Project
The City of Scottsdale has been working with residents on 68th Street between Cactus and Cholla since the Fall 2010.
May 2012 Update
Construction on the 68th Street Neighborhood Traffic Management Project is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 31 and is expected to be complete in approximately seven days.
Throughout construction, access to homes will be maintained at all times. A minimum of one travel lane in each direction will also be maintained throughout construction. All work will be performed by Nesbitt Contracting Company between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
This project will consist of four asphalt speed cushions. After the traffic calming devices have been constructed, the warning signs and striping (white edge line and chevrons on the speed cushions) will be installed.
Funding for this project was approved by the Transportation Commission in May 2011.
For questions related to the construction of this project, please contact Annette Grove at 480-312-2399 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions regarding traffic management program, please contact Jennifer Horodyski at 480-312-7517.
Thank you to everyone who has provided great feedback on this project. Here is the latest information on the project:
AUGUST 2011 UPDATE
• The Transportation Commission approved funding for this project on May 19, 2011. View the presentation to Commission.
• Currently, the project is in the design phase.
• Once the design phase is completed, it will be set for construction. At that time, residents will receive a mailing notifying them of the construction dates.
68th Street street met the NTMP criteria for traffic calming devices to be installed between Cactus Road and Cholla Street. A petition is now being circulated in the neighborhood to gather resident support for this project, which will consist of four raised speed cushions. (Pictured on the right.)
In comparision, 66th Street from Cactus Road to Cholla Street has speed humps.
Speed cushions are similar to speed humps, except they are split to allow the wheels of a fire truck to pass through.