Update – City Traffic Engineer On 3-Way Stop

Update – City Traffic Engineer On 3-Way Stop

An update from the Colorado Springs Traffic Engineering Department:

After an internal review, the City Traffic Engineering Department has seen that the installed signage at the Orchard Valley/W. Woodmen Rd has indeed reduced traffic speeds making the intersection safer for both vehicles and pedestrians.  As a result, the City has decided not to pursue additional signage at the Orchard Valley/Centennial and Centennial/Allegheny intersections.

The Traffic Engineering Department also has received inquiries as to why a round-about was not considered as an option. The City did in fact consider a round-about and other options. The round-about intersection solution was deemed significantly cost-prohibitive versus the cost-effectiveness of the current three-way stop.  As such, the current implementation will remain as the preferred solution and crosswalks will be added within the next 90 days.

Thank You,
The PMA Safety and Security Team

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