“I think we’ve come up with a solution that is cost effective and addresses the sight distance concern,” Cannon said.
Roland stressed to the council that her existing trees add great value to her property. One of the trees that would be removed, a poplar, was once recognized by the Town of Avon as being one of its oldest trees.
“Our trees are very important to the value of our property,” Roland said, adding that they’ve also acted as a safety barrier for her before. She once found a car’s side mirror hanging in one.
“We’re kind of a victim of our own success here,” said Councilman Marcus Turner, observing that the parkway is now dumping too much traffic onto C.R. 1050 E. He also agreed that stop signs would stack traffic at the intersection during peak driving hours. Turner said lowering the speed limit is the best option.
“We’re a town of 40,000 people,” he said. “We shouldn’t have 40-mph speed limits everywhere. I really think that’s something that needs to be looked into.”
The council asked Cannon to conduct a traffic and speed study at the intersection.