Title: Traffic Signal Upgrade on Abbe Road in Sheffield Village
Sponsor: Sheffield Village
Estimated Total Cost: $285,000
Proposed Source of Federal Funds: NOACA
History/Background: According to a March 7, 2014 Plain Dealer article, the Ford Motor Company plant on Abbe Road in Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake, will be producing two new truck models, starting as early as 2015.
Current Conditions: According to the sponsor, with the expansion of the Ford plant, there will be an increase in trucking which may cause delays at the three signalized intersections. Increased delays will result in an increase in CO2 into the air. Interconnecting the new signals and improving the timing along the corridor and will reduce congestion at the intersections.
Proposed Project: This project involves upgrading signals at three locations along Abbe Road (SR-301), at the intersection of Oster Road and at two drives located at the Ford Motor Company plant in Sheffield Village. The scope of the project is to reduce traffic delays at the drive intersections to the three Ford plant entrances off Abbe Road by upgrading and interconnecting the traffic signals and improve signal timing. The project will replace the three signals which are on span wires, with three signals on mast arms. According to the sponsor, widening of the intersections is not required along Abbe Road, as all three intersections have five lanes which includes left turn lanes.
The project’s estimated total cost, provided by the sponsor, is $285,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering preliminary development (PEPD) is $10,000. The estimated cost of preliminary engineering detailed design (PEDD) is $35,000. The estimated cost of construction (C) is $240,000. The sponsor is requesting eighty percent ($192,000) of the construction (C) cost to be funded with NOACA controlled Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds. The sponsor will provide the twenty percent ($48,000) matching funds.
Staff Comment (Summary):
• Recommend committee and public review in order to obtain comments.
• The Transportation Subcommittee did not have a quorum of members present at its meeting. The consensus among the attending members was to recommend the project for Planning and Programming Committee review.
Planning & Programming Committee:
• No comments; recommended for Executive Committee review.
• No comments; recommended for Board of Directors' review.
Intergovernmental Review and Consultation (IGRC):