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File #: 161132    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/13/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 1/18/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution authorizing the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons at the crosswalk at 6001 North 91st Street in the 2nd Aldermanic District using materials donated by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Department of Public Works capital funds.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: PEDESTRIAN AREAS, TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNALS

Number

161132

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

THE CHAIR

Title

Resolution authorizing the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons at the crosswalk at 6001 North 91st Street in the 2nd Aldermanic District using materials donated by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Department of Public Works capital funds.

 

Analysis

Resolution authorizing the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons at the crosswalk at 6001 North 91st Street in the 2nd Aldermanic District using materials donated by Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Department of Public Works capital funds.

 

Body

Whereas, An existing mid-block crossing at 6001 North 91st Street experiences a high volume of pedestrians crossing to and from Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin; and

 

Whereas, Rectangular rapid flashing beacons have been demonstrated to increase safety, particularly on median divided roadways, by increasing number of vehicles yielding to pedestrians crossing using a high intensity alternating flash pattern when activated; and

 

Whereas, The installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons at the crossing will enhance safety for pedestrians crossing; and

 

Whereas, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin has agreed to provide materials for the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons at the crossing at an estimated cost of $8,500; and

 

Whereas, The remaining costs of the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons is estimated to be $8,500 to install underground conduit and cabling, is included in the Department of Public Works traffic signal capital fund approved under Common Council File Number 151122; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee that the Commissioner of Public Works is authorized to install a rectangular rapid flashing beacon at 6001 North 91 Street.

 

Requestor

Department of Public Works

 

Drafter

Infrastructure Services Division

JOSEPH C. BLAKEMAN:Pachia Vue

December 1, 2016