Conshohocken’s Borough Council to vote to consider study of Fayette Street traffic calming/road diet

Earlier this month, Conshohocken’s Borough Council was presented with an update on the current improvements underway along Fayette Street and Washington Street. We had hoped to provide the video of this presentation, but the borough did not upload the video to its website (and didn’t respond to an email we sent inquiring about it). We will file a right-to-know so we can provide the public this information.

This presentation also included an unapproved concept that could further improve the traffic situation in Conshohocken according to the borough’s traffic engineer.

This concept would reduce Fayette Street from four lanes (two in each direction) down to one in each direction and creating a turning lane in the middle of the street. The presentation had this potential configuration starting at 3rd Avenue and continuing up Fayette Street.

This isn’t a new idea for Fayette Street. In 2016, a similar presentation was made before the borough council.

During its meeting on April 21st (agenda), borough council will consider authorizing the borough’s traffic engineer to conduct a study on Fayette Street traffic calming/road diet. The meeting will be held virtually. Details on how to join can be found here.

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