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File #: [19-0733]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/8/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/11/2019 Final action: 10/2/2019
Title: Amend Chapter 21 of the Code of Ordinances on Turn Regulations to Prohibit Right Turns on a Red Signal at Several Intersections. (Reissued from September 11, 2019)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Location Map, 3. Staff Presentation, 4. Council Questions with Staff Response, 5. Emails from the Public, 6. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 21 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES ON TURN REGULATIONS (2019-10-02/O-1) as Amended


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Amend Chapter 21 of the Code of Ordinances on Turn Regulations to Prohibit Right Turns on a Red Signal at Several Intersections. (Reissued from September 11, 2019)
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Staff:
Department:
Lance Norris, Director
Public Works
Chris Blue, Police Chief/Executive Director for Community Safety
Police
Kumar Neppalli, Traffic Engineering Manager
Public Works

Overview: This amendment responds to a Council Member petition from Fall 2016 that right turns on red be prohibited at several intersections to reduce conflicts between vehicles and pedestrians. If Council enacts the ordinance, Town staff will install signs at the intersections to indicate where right turns are prohibited on red.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council enact an ordinance that amends turn regulations, prohibiting right turns on a red signal at the following intersections:

1) From Caswell Road (both approaches) to Estes Drive
2) Franklin Street and Eastgate Shopping Center Entrance
3) Franklin Street and Hillsborough Street
4) Franklin Street and Henderson Street
5) Raleigh Street and Cameron Avenue/Country Club Road
6) South Road and Country Club Road
7) From South Road (westbound approach only) to Columbia Street
8) Columbia Street and Rosemary Street
9) Columbia Street and Franklin Street
10) Columbia Street and Cameron Avenue
11) Rosemary Street and Hillsborough Street
12) Rosemary Street and Henderson Street
13) Rosemary Street and Church Street
14) Manning Drive and Ridge Road
15) Manning Drive and Paul Hardin Drive
16) Raleigh Road (NC 54) and Hamilton Road

*Unless otherwise noted, the above list indicates a "no right turn on red" regulation at all approaches to the intersection.

Key Issues:
* Town and NCDOT staff reviewed the request. For signalized intersections that met at least one of the following criteria from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), the staffs recommend a "No Right Turn on Red":

o An exclusive pedestrian phase
o An unacceptable number of p...

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