City staff study traffic-calming measures for McAdam Road and Sandon Drive

Drivers have been using the Abbotsford area as a shortcut

City staff are studying possible traffic-calming improvements to McAdam Road and Sandon Drive to deter shortcutters.

City staff are studying possible traffic-calming improvements to McAdam Road and Sandon Drive to deter shortcutters.

Staff are studying how the city might deter shortcutting drivers in a McMillan area near a playground.

Having completed the two highest priority recent traffic-calming measures, the city is now turning its attention to the next priority: McAdam Road and Sandon Drive, which drivers are using to avoid the intersection of McMillan and Old Yale roads.

While speeds have been deemed to be reasonable in the area, volumes could warrant some action. The area is deemed to be a school route, and there is a 30 km/h playground zone along McAdam.

The cost of any work would be between $8,000 and $16,000, according to a report to the city’s transportation advisory committee.

Traffic-calming measures have already been implemented in the last year along McKinley Drive and Guilford Drive.

McAdam/Sandon is the third priority for study. Lower priority routes to be considered are: Clinton Avenue/Rogers Avenue; McLeod Avenue/McNab Avenue/McBride Street; Chehalis Drive. Some of those routes do not yet qualify for improvements due to low traffic volumes. The routes are among 176 traffic-calming requests evaluated by the city. Staff are working to evaluate and prioritize others.