Irving and Scott Streets Traffic Calming Project
Irving Street from Kirkland Street to Scott Street and Scott Street from Irving Street to Bryant Street will be under construction during 2014, with completion expected by late summer. In addition to sidewalk and road way reconstruction, the project includes traffic calming elements to reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety for pedestrians. These were developed through an extensive community process, which included a meeting organized by the residents of the area, two neighborhood meetings organized by the city and several meetings with individual property owners. The proposed work includes new sidewalks on Irving Street form Kirkland Street to Scott Street, a raised intersection at Scott Street and Irving Street with squared off corners, and the addition of two green spaces for plantings. At Kirkland Street, the roadway entrance has been narrowed and made a consistent width with the rest of Irving Street, and a crosswalk with a curb extension across Kirkland is included to make this crossing more convenient.