- Report Published -
|Residential Cut-Through Traffic|
|Department of Transportation|
|HJR 452 (1989)|
|This report represents the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) monitoring efforts of operational initiatives since the adoption of the residential cut-through policy on March 16, 1989 and focuses on implementation strategies as well as the status of pre-existing efforts in this important area.|
Three districts have received a total of 15 requests for study since implementation of the policy. These districts are Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Northern Virginia. The criteria of the new policy or the manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) considered nine requests suitable for further review. Six out of 15 applications were denied as not appropriate for further action under current guidelines.
Countermeasures were customized to deal with each circumstance and ranged from signing and pavement markings to channelizations, turn restrictions, and nubs.
Policy questions have been minimal, suggesting the procedures are clearly written. Costs to the Department have been minimal thus far, although Secondary System funding is expected to be impacted, assuming a greater number of these issues will be addressed in the future.
As with all programs, the Department of Transportation will continue to monitor this program and suggest policy adjustments to the Commonwealth Transportation Board where experience indicates such adjustments are feasible.