Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Widening of Brawley Highlights

Project Highlights
Sidewalks will be built on both sides.

Sharp curves along Brawley School Road will be improved.

The median will prohibit left turns into and out of individual properties along the project. Motorists will be prohibited from making left turns into and out of some of the intersecting roads with Brawley School Road. At these roads, motorists will be required to turn right onto Brawley School Road and proceed to the next intersection where they will be permitted to make a left turn with an allowable U-turn.

Traffic counts on Brawley School Road range from 7,800 to 31,900. Traffic counts are expected to reach 9,200 to 44,700 by 2030.

Two sections of Brawley School Road will be widened. Construction on the first section began the week of November 3, 2008. This 3.8-mile section is from south of Southfork Road to east of Williamson Road. Construction on the next section is anticipated to begin in Spring 2009. This section will be widened from Williamson Road to Talbert Road.
Lane closure restrictions are as follows:

Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Brawley School Road from South Fork Road to Blume Road

Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Brawley School Road from Blume Road to Williamson Road

Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Williamson Road

Completion Date: Summer of 2011
Estimated Cost: $25 million
Project Team: Rea Construction of Charlotte

John Cook - Resident Engineer
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Have you been to Kerrigans Ice Cream store yet?

Although the Brawley traffic can be exhausting it is nice to see the incredible growth in this area and a great place to take a break is at Kerrigans ice cream, a family owned and operated neighborhood Ice Cream Parlor. They are located in the area next Family Video and Sebastano's on Brawley School Road. Kerrigan's offers an inviting atmosphere that is a throw back to the 1950's, complete with soda fountain decor, music from that era, and good, old-fashioned service. It's a great place to host a child's birthday party as well and the ice cream is yummy! The Petroski's have done a great job, plan to give them a visit if you haven't already. Bookmark and Share

One banks’s solution to the Housing Crisis and excess supply: Demolish the homes:

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national median existing single-family price was $169,000, which is 13.8 percent below the first quarter of 2008

click on the link to read this article
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Listing Away from Brawley School Traffic!!!!

123 Meandering Way~Lochmere

Wonderful home in a great family neighborhood; home boasts 4 bedrooms 2 & 1/2 baths, large upper master suite, lovely great room open to your private backyard. Walk to School of Excellence LKN Elementary and avoid all Brawley School Road traffic!! Very few homes for sale in this neighborhood!
$219,900
MLS# 855357
2,118 sq. ft.

Wonderful playing field and playground across the street!! Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

News on the Increased Traffic on Brawley School Road!!

Here is a quote from Natalie Kelly, Asst. VP for Brawley Middle School

"Here is todays data: Six buses arrived to school late. To avoid loss of instruction time, we used our new Late Bus schedule which adds time to first period.
Of the 940 Brawley students scheduled to be bus rider, 720 rode the bus.We had 169 car riders and 116 of these live in The Point area.

If we combined Woodland Heights and Brawley car rider data, the total for today is 538 car riders. These car riders created a Jam Density of 1.6 miles on Brawley School Road.

In on another words, if we line-up these cars bumper to bumper, this line stretched 1.6 miles. To quote James Lovell, Houston, we have a problem here. Fortunately, our problem is not life threatening like Apollo 13, but the huge concern for everyone is student learning and to do this we have to get our students to school on time.

The DOT engineer has confirmed the problem is not the traffic light timing. It is not construction. The problem is the recent increased in the volume traffic. Remember, there are 30,000 cars per day that travel this road."

what are your thoughts on the recent traffic jam? Bookmark and Share