Broadmoor Estates residential road rehabilitation
Strathcona County’s Residential Road Rehabilitation program includes upgrades and improvements that maintain the quality and safety of our roads. Road rehabilitation in Broadmoor Estates is anticipated to take place during the 2021 construction season, pending funding approvals by Council.
Broadmoor Estates was originally scheduled for road rehabilitation in 2019, but construction was delayed due to drainage concerns. The County is now working on a drainage review and detailed engineering design for Broadmoor Estates to ensure appropriate improvements are undertaken when the road work is done.
Traffic safety review
Speed humps were constructed on Glenmore Avenue and a stop sign was placed at Bonneville Drive, as a result of past speed and shortcutting concerns. Road rehabilitation is the ideal time to consider changes to traffic calming measures and whether the speed humps and stop sign are still appropriate and supported.
Traffic data collected to date shows the speed humps and stop sign have been effective in managing traffic speed and short cutting through the neighbourhood. Strathcona County wanted to know if residents were also satisfied with traffic management in the neighbourhood.
In August 2020, homeowners in Broadmoor Estates were sent letters inviting them to complete a survey about traffic management and safety in the neighbourhood.
The survey invited feedback about traffic speed/volume in Broadmoor Estates. Residents were asked their opinion on the current Glenmore Avenue traffic calming, and whether these features should be maintained when the road is rehabilitated.
80% of respondents agree that the speed humps and stop sign on Glenmore Avenue make the neighbourhood more livable.
Traffic speed and volume
Reconstruction of Glenmore Avenue
More detailed results:
As a result of strong resident support for the existing speed humps and stop sign on Glenmore Avenue, these features will be maintained when the road is reconstructed.
Further investigation of traffic conditions on Glenmore Avenue west of the stop sign will be undertaken by the County in the spring of 2021. This information will be considered alongside resident input to decide whether one additional speed hump is warranted west of the stop sign.
Road rehabilitation is planned in Broadmoor Estates in 2021, pending budget approvals by Council. The County is also continuing to work on a drainage review and detailed engineering design for Broadmoor Estates to ensure appropriate improvements are undertaken concurrent with the road work. The County’s construction project manager will send out further information prior to construction.