Traffic safety program award for city

August 2, 2013 

Lee’s Summit has been recognized for its Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program.

The Mid-Western Institute of Transportation Engineers recently gave the city its 2013 Transportation Achievement Award for the program developed by the Public Works Department and adopted by the City Council in 2007.

It is designed to answer traffic concerns within residential areas. Projects are driven by residents through a collaborative process of community support, professional study and staff administration.

Neighborhoods can petition the city for improvements such as speed humps to slow speeders or other traffic calming solutions, which can include education or police enforcement.

More than 36 projects have been coordinated since 2007, showing the effort’s success.

For more information on the Neighborhood Traffic Safety Program and individual projects, please contact Michael Park, City Traffic Engineer at 969-1800, or visit the city’s website and go to its Public Works page and look under Traffic/Transit tab.

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