Due to your support of Save175th Neighborhood Association and due to your traffic safety photos and documentation, Washington County is soon going to be installing the first of these safety improvements in the form of new signs, “Hill Blocks View” along with a recommended 25 MPH advisory between Reusser Ct. and Kemmer Rd. We are awaiting the updates on the status of the other requests and I will keep you advised.
Your support, your observations and your photos do make a difference so please keep them coming. Thanks to you all.
Below is the detailed email that I received from the Washington County Traffic Engineer so you can read the details for yourself.
Take Care, Fran
From Washington County Traffic Engineering:
Based on our observations and the photo you sent to us of queuing northbound traffic at peak hours on SW 175th Ave at SW Kemmer Rd, Washington County agrees that a HILL BLOCKS VIEW sign is needed prior to the two hills between Kemmer Rd and Reusser Ct. While the hill closer to the park is the more restrictive, both hills restrict sight distance enough to warrant this sign. This sign will be posted south of the first hill, and will have a “NEXT 900 FT” plaque placed beneath it to cover the area approaching both hills. These signs have been ordered from our supplier, and I expect them to arrive any day. Once the signs arrive, they could be installed within a week, though this depends on our crew’s schedule.…. This sign will also have a 25 MPH advisory speed plaque placed underneath
Let me know if you have any other questions regarding these signs, and thanks for your traffic safety concerns.