M-1.3:

Principle: 

Increased Roadway Efficiency.

Policy Description: 

Maximize the capacity, efficiency and safety of arterial roads through the existing access management plan by controlling the number and spacing of signalized intersections and consolidating driveway access.

Action Items:

Action 1:

Promote shared access for multiple sites where feasible.

Action 2:

Where appropriate, use redevelopment projects as an opportunity to reconfigure or reduce access points in accordance with the standards of the Access Management Plan.

Action 3:

Promote "soft" improvements, such as enhanced coordination of traffic signal timing, to improve traffic flow.

Action 4:

Re-examine planned expansion of K-7 Highway between 127th street and 151st Street with regard to traffic needs, financial feasibility, impacts on efficiency, impacts on surrounding neighborhoods, and mix of transportation modes.