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File #: ID 20-0067    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/21/2020 Final action: 1/21/2020
Title: Ordinance to Amend Section 16-96 of the Greensboro Code of Ordinances with Respect to Traffic Regulations
Attachments: 1. 20-0067 ORD US 220.pdf
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Title

Ordinance to Amend Section 16-96 of the Greensboro Code of Ordinances with Respect to Traffic Regulations

 

Body

Council Priority: Maintain Infrastructure and Provide Sustainable Growth Opportunities

 

Department: Transportation

Council District: 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Public Hearing: No

Advertising Date/By: NA

 

Contact 1 and Phone: Chris Spencer, 433-7218

Contact 2 and Phone: Stephen Carter, 333-6879

 

PURPOSE:

NCDOT has requested certain changes to the speed ordinances along US 220 (Battleground Ave).  These changes will eliminate any overlap with existing and recently completed controlled access roadways which do not require municipal ordinances.

 

BACKGROUND:

The attached ordinance amends Section 16-96 of the Greensboro Code of Ordinances by changing Schedule 2A (Speed Limits on State Highway System Streets).  Each of the changes are related to US 220 and are outlined below:

 

-                     Westridge to Horse Pen Creek - The existing 45 mph speed limit extends from Westridge to Owls Roost Road but with the completion of the US 220 widening project, the portion north of Horse Pen Creek is now partially controlled access and doesn’t require a municipal ordinance.  This establishes a new shorter, 45 mph speed limit zone between Westridge Road and Horse Pen Creek Road and repeals two overlapping ordinances. 

-                     US 29 to Battleground Ave - Repeals and replaces the existing 45 mph existing speed ordinance to correct the mileposting

-                     South City Limits to I-40 - Repeals the existing municipal speed limit which is unnecessary due to this section being a fully controlled access freeway.

 

BUDGET IMPACT

None

 

RECOMMENDATION / ACTION REQUESTED:

The Transportation Department recommends and requests approval of the attached ordinance amending Chapter 16 of the Greensboro Code of Ordinances with respect to traffic regulations.