FARMINGTON -- Officials will address increased safety concerns associated with the growth of Station Park with some crosswalk and bike lane improvements in the area.
Improvements in the area of Clark Lane on the south side of the development are expected to cost approximately $11,810 and be split between the city and CenterCal, the project developer.
Work is expected to include crosswalk improvements to State Street and 650 West and Clark Lane, both east and west of the theater area. It will also include placing signage and shared lane markings for bicyclists on the State Street Interstate 15 overpass.
Temporary asphalt will also be placed between Chase Bank and 650 West on the public right of way abutting the CenterCal parcel.
CenterCal will contribute $5,000 toward the improvements. The remaining costs will be paid for from the city's general fund, said City Manager Dave Millheim.
Earlier this year, Andrew Tolman was killed when he was hit by an SUV while walking his bike in a crosswalk at State Street and 400 West. Two Scouts have gained permission to put crossing flags at key intersections in the city, but the proposals city leaders are considering to access Station Park go beyond that.
Millheim has stressed the need to be in front of potential safety concerns in the area because of the growth. He has speculated the area may eventually require a stop light to properly address the safety question.
Traffic signals have been estimated to cost between $75,000 and $80,000.