Beechwood Boulevard Traffic Calming
Status: Under Construction
The Frick Environmental Center (FEC) is an educational and activity center for City residents and a main entry point to Frick Park. Located on Beechwood Boulevard—a curving road with frequent speeding—the FEC and Frick Park can be difficult to access on foot due to challenges crossing Beechwood Boulevard. Additionally, a large intersection at Darlington Road acts as a high-speed slip ramp onto Beechwood Boulevard, with few motorists on Darlington Road coming to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection.
Average Daily Traffic: 5,500 vehicles per day
Median Speed: 33 mph
85th Percentile Speed: 38 mph
Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Improvements on Beechwood Boulevard
To create safer crossings, DOMI is installing pedestrian refuge islands with paint and flex posts at two new crossings. Speed humps will be installed on either side of the new crossings to encourage slower motorist speeds.
The estimated construction cost of this project is approximately $110,000. Post-construction evaluation data will be published here after the project is complete.