33rd and Country Club Drive Cut-Through Traffic Pilot Program
- March 6, 2018 - 33rd & Country Club Drive Cut Through Traffic Pilot Program-Change in Traffic Pattern Effective March 9, 2018
- March 1, 2018 - Technical Advisory Group Meeting Scheduled for March 8, 2018
- February 19, 2018 - Full Implementation of Traffic Pilot Program Delayed
- February 13, 2018 - 33rd & Country Club Dr. Cut Through Traffic Pilot Program - Change in Traffic Pattern
Resident Survey (survey closed February 12, 2018)
The Town provided access to the survey to households most directly affected by the pilot program. The survey asked each households opinion about a first, second and third choice for limited pilot projects. A majority of the households (71 of 134 households in Catoctin Meadows, Country Club, Ashleigh, 33rd Street, and Holly) responded. The street with the largest number of responses is Country Club Drive (which provided roughly three times as many of the responses 63 as the street with the next most responses--Rockburn Court with 22). The streets with the largest number of responses after Country Club Drive and Rockburn Court are Ashleigh Road (18 responses), Oakleigh Court (13 responses), Bolingbrook and Burnleigh Courts (11 responses a piece), Dresden Court (10 responses), Herronwood Court (9 responses), Holly Lane and 33rd Street (5 responses each), Kinnock Court (4 responses), and finally Dunridge Courtt and Glenmeade Circle (3 responses each). Two options stood out as the preferred first choice to pilot:
*Delineators at 33rd Street was the first choice by a plurality (roughly 19%).
*Signage enforcement with decals exempting residents was a close second for the first choice (roughly 16%). The second place choice more specifically involves: 1. restrictive turn signage during peak morning period "no left turn between 6:30 and 9:00 AM" sign eastbound at 33rd and Main; 2. restrictive turn signage during peak afternoon period "no right turn between 3:00 and 6:00 PM" sign eastbound at Ashleigh and 21st Street; 3.combined with a campaign to inform region of the change and enhanced law enforcement and 4. measures to exempt residents through drivers license checks and/or auto decals)
The clearest second or third choice to try as a pilot program was to use delineators blocking through-traffic at the east and west ends of Glenmeade Circle near Country Club (roughly 20% or one in 5 responses for the second option and slightly more than 20% or one in 5 responses for the third option).
A variety of other choices in the "other" category were also a strong third choice (tied for slightly more than 20% on the third pilot option to try). Of these "other" choices, the strongest preference is for an alternate combination of signage, community outreach, and enforcement. This common preference expressed by at least 6 households as: 1+3+4+6 policing and info campaign without the option 5 would entail:
-restrictive turn signage during peak morning period ("no left turn between 6:30 and 9:00 AM") sign eastbound at 33rd and Main Street; restrictive turn signage during peak afternoon period ("no left or right turns onto 33rd Street between 3:00 - 6:00 PM") on West County Club Drive; restrictive turn signage during peak afternoon period ("no through traffic Monday through Friday 3:00 - 6:00 PM") on southbound and northbound North 21st Street at Ashleigh Road; a campaign to inform region of the change and enhanced law enforcement.
Some also wrote in an option for a boundary of gates - like a gated community.