various rumble strip applications and other traffic calming features in
different parts of the country over the years.Let me know if there are any other meetings on this issue. I'll try to attend.
Checking with AAA engineer is a good idea. One can also hit up the ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association)
for some ideas, but I don't know exactly what concerns are needing to
be addressed, other than excessive speed.
What's the five or 10 year accident history?
I've run this intersection several times a day recently; I'll catch a gander. I
do firmly recall being taught in HS Driver's Ed, like in '69, that
running Rockaway west onto Merillon, one should put up left turn signal
to advise those running through Rockaway on to Stewart Ave that they
need to yield, as is now signed.
As Rockaway is
deemed a county road by the article, chances are that those running
Rockaway west onto Merillon should actually yield to those running
Rockaway east towards Stewart Ave.
Any county traffic study would most
likely conclude this, although it will make intersection geometrics more
complicated. This would include requiring an additional "Storage
Pocket," or left turn lane, in the center of Rockaway heading north just
before HS so as to allow those continuing towards the intersection with
Herricks/Old Country Rd. to pass on the right.
I don't think the traffic counts are high enough to warrant a Signalized Intersection like
the three-way can-of-worms put in when the LIRR grade crossing was
eliminated, nor will it much help the prevailing pedestrian traffic
Signs are probably the best compromise.
I'd really like to provide some
qualified review on their proposed placement.