ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA – In November 2022, the City of Arroyo Grande completed a restriping project of Tally Ho Road from James Way to State Route 227. The project began in 2020, with City staff and residents of the Tally Ho Road neighborhood working together to reduce vehicle speeds on that street. Although Tally Ho Road is a residential street, the width and length can contribute to higher vehicle speeds. On-site meetings were held with City staff and the residents in October 2020, September 2021, and May 2022. The purpose of the meetings was to understand the neighborhood concerns and gather ideas to increase safety and reduce vehicle speeds.
At the January 25, 2022 City Council meeting, the Community Development Department received approval of the Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) for Arroyo Grande. Included in the LRSP was a recommendation that the City should evaluate traffic calming measures at Tally Ho Road from James Way to State Route 227 as part of a speed management countermeasure plan.
The newly established restriping maintains Tally Ho Road as a two-way street and includes the removal of parking spaces on the north side of Tally Ho Road, the addition of two buffered bike lanes, and a reduction of the width of the vehicle travel lanes. The ultimate goal of the restriping project is to reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety in this residential neighborhood.
City administration and staff appreciate the concerns and feedback that have been received since initial completion of the restriping project. City Engineering staff are continuing to evaluate and adjust the project to address concerns. A dashed yellow center stripe will be applied at this segment of Tally Ho Road, and the bulb-out striping will be modified around the protruding tree to create a more gradual curve. These changes will be completed by December 9, 2022, weather permitting. Message boards will also be placed at both ends of the street segment to alert drivers to the new roadway configuration.
City staff, including Engineering and the Police Department, will continue to monitor traffic movements and speeds along Tally Ho Road, as well as feedback from the neighborhood and the community.
Please direct questions or concerns to the City of Arroyo Grande City Engineer, Robin Dickerson at (805) 473-5441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ADDITIONAL CONTACT INFORMATION:
Bill Robeson, Assistant City Manager/Director of Public Works
Brian Pedrotti, Director of Community Development Department