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02/21/2012 03Cii Response to Inquiry RE: Delineators at Curb Medians * " I. BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT ` Item No.--5 L I For Meeting of: February 21, 2012 Mh.1~s,-t4 �ii ..� �.2,' -�.Ti I1t ,.. �:�V ',1, ., _.fiu.l,� a n. l `�f.N.'5. �... ?ro �j 6 ilJ, t14 �„�, n5r. 2 .} ° d �N+sj.•�. ... ..'''., r+.S :;G f !r I. irk ..K- , ?,�".�` Vii: .i , 4'il:r ;�?� "�k ��';ifi'Nkl�.r 4 k,rv,:.`!,�$�'; ITEM TITLE: Response to Candie Turner's Inquiry regarding Delineators at Curb Medians SUBMITTED BY: Chris Waarvick, Director of Public Works Joe Rosenlund, Streets and Traffic Operations Manager CONTACT Joe Rosenlund, Streets and Traffic Operations PERSON/TELEPHONE: Manager, 575 -6005 SUMMARY EXPLANATION: At the February 7 council meeting, Candie Turner requested that the delineators marking the median islands on Summitview Avenue at 50th Avenue and on Nob Hill Boulevard at 64th Avenue be replaced and upgraded. Several of these markers are missing as a result of either snow plowing operations or vehicle traffic. I have directed the signs and lines crews to replace the missing delineators. The other issues Mrs. Turner raised are the design and cleanliness of the markers that affect their nighttime visibility. We strive to utilize products that maximize functionality, durability and ease of maintenance. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) establishes the amount of reflective material on traffic delineators that dictates what manufactures of those products provide. We could attempt to put additional reflective material on the delineators but it would not hold up to traffic and weather conditions for very long. We have gone to taller delineators, 2 -foot vs. 18- inches, to make the delineators more visible and to keep road grime from accumulating on the reflective material. The new delineators are on order and should be installed by the end of the month. Staff welcomes Ms. Turner and any other citizen to contact Public Works directly with issues such as this. Resolution Ordinance Other Memorandum - (specify) Citizen Inquiry Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download No Attachments Available