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Officials Announce Multiple Changes to Erie Parkway

August 8, 2018

Cars pass through the intersection of Erie and Meadow View parkways in November.

Officials alerted residents Monday that several changes to Erie Parkway, one of the town’s busiest thoroughfares, would begin to take effect in the coming days.

Among them are changes to signage and speed limits, according to public works officials who say the entire process is an offshoot of the town’s Erie Parkway Master Plan, which was approved in early 2018.

Crosswalk Installation: Last month, crews began work to install a crosswalk — with rectangular rapid flashing signs — at the intersection of Erie and Meadow View parkways. According to Monday’s email blast, the work has since been completed and the crosswalk signage is fully functioning.

Speed Limit Changes: The speed limit along Erie Parkway between County Line Road and 119th Avenue will be increased to 45 miles-per-hour. For the section of Erie Parkway between 119th and 111th streets, the speed limit will be increased to 40 mph.

“This road has the similar characteristics,” the blast reads, “and also includes the new flashing crosswalk at the intersection of Meadow View Parkway.”

School Zone Removal: The last update to the roadway will be to remove the existing school zone near the intersection of Meller Street.

“The school zone and accompanying flashing signs were installed on Erie Parkway before there was a traffic signal at this intersection,” the blast reads.

Officials say that with the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Erie Parkway and Meller Street, “the school zone and flashing signs are no longer necessary.”

Residents can contact Lyndsy Willette of Erie’s Public Works department at 303-926-2870 with any questions about the work.

Anthony Hahn: 303-473-1422, hahna@dailycamera.com

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