The City of Portsmouth prioritizes convenient, safe and accessible streets and roadways for all transportation users. As traffic safety issues arise, the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program provides a mechanism for neighborhood groups to work with the City. It is intended to ensure that all neighborhood stakeholders are provided the opportunity to be involved.
With the Woodbury Ave bridge set to reopen in a couple of weeks, traffic is about to increase again on Bartlett and Woodbury. In anticipation of that increase, the City has already put several traffic-calming elements in place on Bartlett Street including:
- Larger stop signs at the Thornton-Bartlett four-way-stop intersection and painted the word “STOP” on the street.
- Yellow flex posts on the center-line of the intersecting streets.
- White flex posts on the corner of Thornton and Bartlett to prevent vehicles from cutting the corner.
- White flex posts at the approach to the pedestrian crossing at the Bartlett-Pine Street intersection.
- Upgraded the Pedestrian Crossing warning sign to meet current standards at that crossing.
DPW plans to discuss these steps at the next Bartlett Street neighborhood meeting to get input and feedback.
For more information on other traffic calming steps that can be implemented to address neighborhood-level traffic issues, click here.