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Jim Common Drive Traffic Calming Project

Thanks to all residents who participated in the public engagement for this project. Final traffic calming recommendations were presented to Council on March 14, 2017.

These plans were chosen based on resident input from the Open House and Online Survey. Read the full report (8.4 MB) summarizing resident feedback.

Image showing Jim Common Drive

What will be constructed this summer?

Jim Common Drive South at Crystal Lane

Option B – Median Island 

Jim Common Drive South at Crystal Lane

Jim Common Drive North at Trail Crossing (north of Jim Common Drive South)

Option B – Curb Extensions with Flashing Beacons

Jim Common Drive North at Trail Crossing (north of Jim Common Drive South)

Jim Common Drive North at Clover Bar Park

Option A – Crosswalks with Curb Extensions at Canyon/Cimmaron

Jim Common Drive North at Clover Bar Park

Project Background

Why is traffic calming being implemented on Jim Common Drive North and South?

Jim Common Drive South

  • Residents have expressed concerns with traffic speed and pedestrian safety on Jim Common Drive South.
  • Data collected shows traffic speeds in excess of the 50 km/h speed limit.

 Jim Common Drive North

  • Resident concerns about the trail crossing on the southern end of the road and near the playground.
  • Residents were supportive of the 2013 temporary speed hump pilot project located near the playground.
What is the project timeline for this initiative?

This is the project timeline (88.2 KB) that will be used in the decision-making for this traffic calming initiative.

How were residents engaged in decision-making for this project?

Strathcona County was committed to working with residents and other stakeholders to develop an economically viable, technically feasible, environmentally compatible and publically acceptable solution for Jim Common Drives. 

Public engagement for this initiative was conducted at the “Listen and Learn” level. Learn more about the County’s Public Engagement Policy and Framework here. 

In addition to the Open House and online survey in January 2017, workshops and an online survey were conducted in October 2016 to gather resident concerns and priorities. That summary report is available here.

Further information:

Last updated: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Page ID: 49311