Rochester Public Works seeking feedback from Lincolnshire Neighborhood residents regarding traffic concerns

(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Public Works Department is seeking feedback from Lincolnshire Neighborhood residents on the traffic issues and concerns in their neighborhood.

An open house is scheduled for Thursday, Mar. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Covenant Church, located at 4950 31st Ave. NW, where members of the Public Works Department will meet with residents.

There will not be any traffic solutions presented, rather the department will look to gain insight and perspective from residents to fully understand the traffic concerns and to help plan potential traffic calming solutions. Once the solutions are identified, future neighborhood meetings will be scheduled.

Residents of the area petitioned for the Lincolnshire Neighborhood to be considered for the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program. Concerns outlined in the petition include excessive speeding vehicles and aggressive driver behavior, high traffic volumes, and concerns for pedestrian and cyclist safety. A 2022 traffic study confirmed many vehicles exceed the speed limit in the residential neighborhood.

The goal of the Neighborhood Traffic Management Program is to work closely with neighborhood residents in order to identify various traffic concerns, conduct appropriate studies to quantify any problems, develop criteria for prioritizing projects, and implement solutions in order to rectify safety concerns and lower traffic speeds.