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Committee seeks input on Round Lake Road plans

Officials say safety, traffic flow would be improved, two roundabouts planned

Anthony Tozzi, building and planning director for the Town of Malta, said, “The concept (of the design) is to generally improve the Round Lake Road corridor from Eastline Road to the roundabout at the Bypass/Villageentrance. The design is primarily intended to improve traffic flow, turning movements and to reduce stacking as a result of cars behind cars attempting to turn left during heavy traffic volume.”

Proposed amenities that will aid flow and safety are dedicated bike lanes, pedestrian islands near the proposed roundabouts, pedestrian signage, curb bump-outs and crosswalks with high contrast paving. Curbbump-outs, or curb extensions, are becoming common elements in suburban designas they provide for shorter and safer crossings for pedestrians at intersections.

Some early comments from community members in Malta have beens ent to Ruisi and she repots than most of the residents who did comment are excited about the expansion of sidewalks for that area.

Two engineering consulting companies, Chazen and Creighton Manning, have partnered to develop the conceptual plan and both will be providing representatives for the Feb. 29 meeting, according to Tozzi. It is also anticipated that any committee members who can attend the meeting will do so.

If you have comments but are unable to attend the meeting youcan email your comments to Ruisi at mruisi@malta-town.org. For more information and a copy of the concept plan, contact Tozzi at building@malta-town.org. A copy of thedraft concept plan is also available at www.malta-town.org.

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