Photo by Sue Tone.
Interim Public Works Director Richard Straub reported to Chino Valley council members July 25 that he expects to put into place certain criteria on Road 2 North for developers of two apartments. What those criteria are won’t be finalized until the developers have conducted a more extensive traffic study.
The town’s preliminary study indicates Road 2 North is one of the busiest roads in town.
“Currently, we have 7,000-8,000 cars a day on a portion of the road. We have about 20,000 a day on Highway 89,” Straub said.
He figures the apartment complexes will generate about five vehicle trips per apartment per day. An engineering company from Phoenix analyzed what the traffic is now and what it might be once the apartments are built and rented out.
“This is a preliminary report we intend to give to the developer’s engineer, and say, ‘There are recommendations in here you’re going to have to do.’ We wanted to make an initial investment, not too much, and let the developer pay the cost to look at the rest of the traffic studies,” Straub said.
In order for the road to function properly, certain criteria have to happen, he added. After additional studies are conducted to determine a more precise number of vehicles using…
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