Will roads be narrowed?

Staff is proposing that the streets with trails would be narrowed from 32 feet to 28 feet, including Queens Drive, Montrose Road and Courtly Road. Restricted street parking is not being recommended with the project. The standard width for new roads in the city is 28 feet, and there are approximately 75 miles of 28-foot roads with parking on both sides existing within the city. Narrowing roads has been shown to be an effective way to decrease vehicle speeds while maintaining the same function as 32-foot wide roadways. If vehicles are parked on both sides of a 32-foot wide roadway or a 28-foot wide roadway, each design only allows adequate width for one lane in the middle of the roadway for vehicles to travel. The 28-foot width has proven to provide adequate emergency services access with the occurrence of parking along both sides of neighborhood roadways. 

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1. What is the scope of the project?
2. How do I request a rain garden in my yard?
3. Who maintains the trail?
4. Why trails and not sidewalks?
5. Can the trails be concrete rather than asphalt?
6. What are the plans for traffic calming in Royal Oaks
7. Will crosswalks be added in the neighborhood?
8. How will I access my home/mailbox during construction?
9. When will my street be reconstructed?
10. How will I know if my trees are impacted? Will the city replace it?
11. Will roads be narrowed?
12. How can we petition for sidewalks?
13. Why are curbs being replaced?
14. How will water be provided to homes during watermain construction?
15. How much will the project cost and how is it paid for?