Post Number: 6
|Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 - 10:44 pm: |
I haver tried to search previous threads and haven't found anything on the future expansion of Rogers Road from Meadow HIll Drive to El Dorado Parkway. There is a small portion that is 4 lanes but not open to traffice between Warren Sports Complex and Fisher Rd. but all other parts of the road are two lane and the houses that face Fisher in front of Warren Sports Complex often have cars parked in fron of them forcing you to drive on the wrong side for periods of the road. Can you let me know what the plans are to complete to 4 lanes?
Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Post Number: 412
|Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 07:54 am: |
At this point, there are no plans to finish this area as a four lane road. This road functions as a residential street and is not identified on the thoroughfare plan as a multi-lane arterial. We are finishing up plans to widen Eldorado and flare out Rogers at Eldorado. This widening will include a northbound right-turn lane, northbound through lane, and northbound left-turn lane on Rogers. It will also include the construction of a traffic signal at Rogers and Eldorado.
As you mentioned, there are a limited number of homes that face Rogers and have parking out front. We have monitored the area in the past and do not believe the parking causes a safety issue. It does require drivers to slow and let oncoming traffic go by because of limited width. I believe this operation can occur safely under the existing conditions. If traffic volume on Rogers increases significantly, then we will consider prohibiting the parking in this area.
Asst. Dir. of Engineering Services/Transportation
Post Number: 7
|Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 08:26 pm: |
Why is there a short section of Rogers that is 4 Lanes but not accessible, if this was not going to be built out to 4 lanes in the future.
If the traffic on Rogers is so light why would there be a need for a light at Rogers and El Dorado?
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2007 - 11:40 pm: |
Is there a problem with the parking IN Warren Sports complex? I live on the other side of Warren (N. County side) and we also have a ton of cars that park on our streets. (at the stop sign, front of fire hydrants, just about in the intersections, and several cars deep)
Are we allowing to many over sized events at the complex, not enough parking places, or problems with the parking lots? There should not really be a reason for so many cars to not be able to park in the lots.
I have been in a few near misses because I have to either pull out so far to see around the cars, or we have cars on both sides of the road and it turns into a one lane road.
Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
Post Number: 323
|Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2007 - 05:29 pm: |
Thanks for your note regarding parking at Warren Sports Complex.
The issue of parking has been brought up on occasions over the past several years. Based on our observation during this time, I believe that the 800+ paved parking spaces and over 250 overflow capacity at the northern section of the park just south of the pond are more than capable of handling all of the day to day activities that take place at this community park.
The primary event that requires a partnership with St. Francis' Catholic Church as well as offsite parking shuttles have been in relation to our annual Easter Eggstravaganza. Aside from that, I am not aware of any other regular or special activity that has required additional parking to take place for the park.
In regard to your concern about parking in residential areas, we work very actively with all of the Youth Athletic Organizations in the community to stress to their parents, participants, and officials to use those parking areas that are defined within the park and to not park in neighborhood areas that lie adjacent to Warren Sports Complex.
We also work with the Police Department who has had directed patrols in these areas to enforce appropriate traffic laws as needed.
As we near our fall leagues that will utilize Warren Sports Complex, we will send out notifications to all of the organizations asking for their assistance.
I hope that this has helped to address your questions. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to let me or our staff know.
Director of Parks and Recreation
Brian Moen, Asst. Dir. Eng. /Transp
Post Number: 317
|Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 05:34 pm: |
When the Meadow Hill Estates subdivision was constructed, the plan was to make Rogers 4-lanes. As part of the subdivision construction, they were required to build this section.
A traffic signal is being built at this location when Eldorado is widened because of limited sight distance.
Asst. Director of Engineering Services/Transportation