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Jul 13

New Belle Haven traffic calming trial improvements completed

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 10:14 pm by Clay Curtin

New Belle Haven traffic calming trial improvements on Terminal Avenue, Chilco Street, Hamilton Avenue and Newbridge Street are now complete. These include new signage, pavement striping, bulb outs and more.

In August 2019, the City Council adopted the Belle Haven neighborhood traffic calming plan in response to resident requests to alleviate neighborhood cut through traffic and improve circulation. After months of designing and procuring permits, all City related construction had to be put on hold due to the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order.

Once the City resumed construction activity, in compliance with the latest state and local guidance, the trial improvements were completed including: 
  • Temporary bulb outs and crosswalks at key intersections on Terminal Avenue
  • Speed feedback signs, temporary bulb outs, bike routes (i.e., sharrows), and yellow center lines on Chilco Avenue, between Hamilton Avenue and Newbridge Street
  • Temporary bulb outs, shoulder stripes and crosswalks at key intersections on Newbridge Street, between Chilco Avenue and Willow Road
  • Temporary gateways on Hamilton Avenue and on Newbridge Street near Carlton Avenue
Staff initially planned to evaluate the effectiveness of the trial improvements for six months after their installation. However, given the current conditions, staff will reassess the remaining project schedule after traffic conditions have normalized.

To provide feedback on current improvements or learn more about this project, please visit the project website at or contact the Transportation Division.