Residents express concern to the Washtenaw County Road Commission over traffic control issues in residential neighborhoods. Typically, these concerns result in a request for stop signs, speed bumps, road closures, children at play signs or other traffic control measures. Experience has shown that traditional responses and unwarranted signs or signals do not work. Often, the only option available to the Road Commission is to recommend increased law enforcement in the area. With the limited number of law enforcement officers in most communities, this solution is short-term at best and many times unavailable. In order to be more responsive, the Road Commission has developed a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program which creates a partnership between residents, the Road Commission and law enforcement.
The purpose of the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program is to increase the Road Commission's ability to respond to the concerns of residents and provide long-term solutions to residential traffic issues. The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program contains educational and enforcement elements as well as engineering measures. It promotes Road Commission staff working with local residents to find solutions which are appropriate and acceptable to both the Road Commission and the community.
Wasthenaw County Road Commission
Engineer - Traffic & Safety
WCRC Traffic Management