Come provide your thoughts on the newest design of 32nd Street! Help decide the future design of 32nd Street by joining city staff at an open house for the 32nd Street Traffic Calming Design Project on Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center in the Eolus Room. There will be multiple boards and stations to inform you about the design with city staff and the design consultant team there to answer questions. Spanish interpretation will be provided.
The proposed traffic calming project will address speeding and safety concerns with design elements that narrow the roadway and help slow traffic. Design treatments include buffered bike lanes, medians with trees, improved pedestrian crossings with pedestrian refuge islands, a roundabout, and fully connected sidewalks.
“Thirty-Second Street is unique due to its residential nature with multiple homes and driveways and being a minor arterial at the same time,” said Devin King, Multimodal Administrator. “The improvements planned will maintain traffic flow while also keeping speeds calmed to the speed limit and making it safe corridor for all road users.”
The vision of the city’s Multimodal Transportation Plan is for Durango to be safe enough for a middle-school age child to navigate the city safely on their own by biking, walking or using transit. “With various subdivisions and multifamily housing on 32nd Street, this is a major connection for children and adults to connect to the North Main Corridor and the Animas River Trail to get into downtown,” King said.
Funding for the design project is from the 2015 Half Cent Sales and Use Tax. For more information, call (970) 375-4955 or visit DurangoGov.org/32ndTrafficCalming