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File #: 18-219    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 4/11/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/9/2018 Final action:
Title: Discuss and consider approval of the first reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-185 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to prohibit through truck traffic, establishing one-way traffic, and amending Section 126-346 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to restrict parking on one side on Ferguson Street.
Attachments: 1. Ferguson Map, 2. 2018-07-09 Ordinance - Ferguson Thru Trucks, NPZ, One-Way
Presenter/Contact
Presenter
Garry Ford, City Engineer
Contact Info
(830) 221-4020 - gford@nbtexas.org

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Discuss and consider approval of the first reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-185 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to prohibit through truck traffic, establishing one-way traffic, and amending Section 126-346 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to restrict parking on one side on Ferguson Street.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Council District: 6

The Engineering Division received a request from citizens on West Mill Street to establish a No Through Truck restriction on Ferguson Street due to concerns related to truck traffic on a narrow road. Ferguson Street is an 18-foot wide residential street that extends between West San Antonio Street and West Mill Street. The concerns are with large trucks on northbound Ferguson Street not being able to turn onto West Mill Street without driving over the curb or into the right of way on the opposite side of West Mill Street. Specific concerns about trucks driving to and from New Braunfels Smokehouse were raised.

Through truck restrictions
Through truck restrictions apply to any truck that is traveling on these roadways not bound for a destination along Ferguson Street. Delivery or service trucks driving to a destination along this route are not prohibited from these roads because they are not through traffic. "Truck" is defined in the Texas Transportation Code and means a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily to transport property.

Traffic counts were conducted for over one week in early December 2017. During that week, there were a total of 1,136 vehicles that travelled on Ferguson Street. Of that total, 34 vehicles (3% of total vehicles) were classified as 2-axle, 6-tire vehicles, which would be indicative of solid waste vehicles, standard vehicles with trailers, delivery trucks such as UPS or FedEx trucks, and large commercial t...

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