Transportation & Transit

Jetton Road Safety Study - 1 Year Later

Background
  • In 2016 the Town retained WSP/Parsons-Brinckerhoff to perform a safety study of Jetton Road from West Catawba Avenue to Charles Towne Lane.
  • WSP traffic engineers presented the study findings and discussed alternatives for resolving safety issues at the September 19, 2016 Town Board meeting.
  • Through early 2017, the Town conducted a survey of area residents and businesses.
  • At the February 6, 2017 Town Board meeting, the Board voted to reduce the speed limit along the Jetton Road corridor to a consistent 35 MPH and to revisit the safety concerns in one year.
One Year Later
On April 25, 2018 the Town hosted a meeting to provide an update. The presentation included these key findings:
  • There have been 9 accidents at the Jetton/Old Jetton intersection in the past 12 months.
  • The average number of accidents at the Jetton/Old Jetton intersection for the previous 7 years has been 6 accidents/year.
  • Reducing the speed limit to 35 MPH did not have a positive effect on safety.
The Town Board wants to increase safety at the Jetton/Old Jetton intersection and is considering implementing the engineering consultant’s recommendation to restrict movements at the Jetton/Old Jetton intersection. 

Your Feedback Wanted
Once again, we are seeking the feedback of those most affected by any potential change - the residents and businesses in the Jetton Road area. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this important survey.

The survey deadline is May 18, 2018. Only one survey per residence or business will be accepted.