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 Policy Order Resolution
  May 19, 2014

WHEREAS: The intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Upland Road is often congested due in part to the difficulty in turning into what is now the Gourmet Express parking lot from Upland Road and the ease of which can be blocked by even one vehicle; and
WHEREAS: The parking lot to Gourmet Express currently has a curb cut on both Upland Rd. and Massachusetts Avenue allowing two options for entering and exiting; and 
WHEREAS: Gourmet Express will soon be replaced by a residential housing development; and 
WHEREAS: The City Council recently approved a plan to eliminate the Massachusetts Avenue curb cut at this location thus leaving only the Upland Road curb cut as the one option for entering and exiting this location; and
WHEREAS: This change will potentially cause an already-congested intersection to be even more congested; now therefore be it 


That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department and any other appropriate City Departments, the developer of 1868 Massachusetts Avenue and neighborhood residents regarding the congested intersection at Massachusetts Avenue and Upland Road, including but not limited to: ways to limit gridlock caused by entering or exiting the curb cut on Upland Rd.; ways to limit potential traffic blocking in both directions on Upland Road; possible new signage, including a stop sign at Richdale/Upland Road intersection, extending the right turn lane from Upland Road onto Massachusetts Avenue; allowing vehicles to turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue from Upland Road after stopping in the right lane; re-timing or repositioning of traffic lights at the intersection; and painting "Don't Block the Box" on Upland Road in front of the curb cut at 1868 Mass Avenue property; and be it further 


That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to report back to the City Council on this matter. 


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