Estacada City Council considers safety options for intersection
Estacada city leaders are mulling options for ensuring that vehicles drive at a safe speed along Cascadia Ridge Drive.
A resolution proposing a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Gardiner Drive and Cascadia Ridge Drive was on the agenda for the City Council meeting on Monday, June 24, but councilors directed staff to research additional options after several community members said that the proposed stop sign would not solve the issue.
One resident of Gardiner Drive noted that the street is mainly used by local residents, and that Cascadia Ridge Drive receives more traffic than Gardiner Drive.
"We need something to slow the traffic that doesn't take alternate routes," said City Councilor Eric Hall. "When the cars come through, they come very fast."
The stop sign was requested by the Cascadia Ridge Homeowners Association. The proposal noted that Cascadia Ridge Drive is a main thoroughfare for entering and exiting the subdivision, and its intersection with Gardiner Drive receives high amounts of traffic.
Councilors expressed their willingness to collaborate with community members on their preferences while ensuring the safety of the road. Council President Katy Dunsmuir proposed that staff research additional traffic control devices, including two-way stop signs and speed bumps. These options will be presented to the homeowners association during an upcoming meeting.