Chase Street Reconfiguration & Complete Street Study
The Chase Street Corridor Study and reconfiguration plan was approved by the Mayor and Commission at the September 4th meeting, with the exception of the plans for Boulevard which will return to the M&C upon completion of the neighborhood traffic management program study scheduled for this fall.
The Chase Street Corridor Study and reconfiguration plan is currently on the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission's August / September agenda cycle.
The recommendation of the agenda item is to accept the Chase Street Corridor Plan and approve permanent striping of Chase Street between Boulevard and Newton Bridge Road according to the existing lane configurations, with the exception of traffic calming at the railroad bridge.
The tentative Mayor and Commission agenda calls for discussion on the plan at the Agenda Setting Session on Tuesday, August 21 and a vote on the plan at the Tuesday, September 4 Regular Session. Both meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall and are open to the public for comment.
Both meetings will also be televised live and rebroadcast on ACTV (Charter Cable Channel 180 / UGA Cablevision Channel 6) and streamed live online and on-demand through accgov.com/videos or youtube.com/accgov.
The tentative agendas for both upcoming meetings, along with background information on the items, will be available through accgov.com/agendas on the Friday afternoons before each of the meetings (Friday, August 17 and Friday, August 31) and linked on this page once available.
On May 3, 2016, the Mayor and Commission approved a road diet on portions of the Chase Street corridor. In June 2017, asphalt resurfacing was completed on North Chase Street and temporary paint pavement markings were installed. Later that month, ACC Transportation & Public Works staff completed a Traffic Impact Analysis of the new markings.
On August 1, 2017, the Mayor & Commission approved the ACC Transportation and Public Works Department's recommendation to return North Chase Street from 965 North Chase Street (near the bridge) to Newton Bridge Road to conditions prior to June 2017 using temporary pavement markings.
The recommendation also included conducting a Complete Street Study on the stretch to evaluate alternates to improve safety and connectivity of freight, bikes, pedestrians, and vehicles along the corridor. After a series of public forums in October 2017 and January 2018, the study was presented to the Mayor & Commission in June 2018 at a work session for discussion.