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File #: RES. NO. 16-22    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2016 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 12/8/2016 Final action: 12/8/2016
Title: A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN UNIMPROVED ROAD POLICY TO GUIDE THE REVIEW AND DESIGN OF UNIMPROVED AND INTERIM STANDARD ROADS IN THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT. (PWC 11/21/16)
Attachments: 1. Resolution.pdf, 2. Policy (2016), 3. Old Policy
Related files: 2021-4000
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A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN UNIMPROVED ROAD POLICY TO GUIDE THE REVIEW AND DESIGN OF UNIMPROVED AND INTERIM STANDARD ROADS IN THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT. (PWC 11/21/16)

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Issue/Request:
A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN UNIMPROVED ROAD POLICY TO GUIDE THE REVIEW AND DESIGN OF UNIMPROVED AND INTERIM STANDARD ROADS IN THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT.

Key Issues:
- The Unimproved Road Policy was adopted by City Council in 2005

- City initiated capital road improvements and Livable Streets Policy has caused a desired change in standards for development activity that impacts unimproved and interim standard roadways

- Proposed policy changes include paved shoulders in lieu of grass shoulders for interim roadways, higher traffic volume thresholds for interim standard roads, and clarifies that this policy applies only to streets classified as an arterial road

Proposed City Council Motion:

I move for adoption of A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING AN UNIMPROVED ROAD POLICY TO GUIDE THE REVIEW AND DESIGN OF UNIMPROVED AND INTERIM STANDARD ROADS IN THE CITY OF LEE'S SUMMIT.

Background:

On September 8, 2005, City Council provided direction to staff on the interpretation of adequate infrastructure, in particular how it relates to unimproved roads and proposed developments (Unimproved Road Policy). Unimproved roads were vaguely defined as those arterials and collector roadways in undeveloped or developing portions of the City which are narrow in width. Generally, these roadways are 18-20 feet wide with drainage ditches and no shoulders. Interim standard roads were defined as having at least one travel lane in each direction (typically 12 feet wide) with grass shoulders (typically 6 feet wide). Other conditions were noted in the policy for consideration related to land use (i.e. residential and non-residential), traffic volume thresholds, and mitigations for one-lane road sections.

The City has since adopted a Livable Streets Policy and funded several capital improvemen...

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