Sherwood Forest Neighborhood

The City of Marysville has been informed by multiple citizens of traffic safety concerns within the neighborhood.  Based upon these concerns, the City Traffic Safety Committee with members from Public Works, Community Development, Police and the Mayor, has evaluated each concern including performance of traffic counts upon several neighborhood streets.  The traffic counts are summarized below:

Severity Score 6.5/9.0

Date Location
Average Daily
Traffic (ADT)
Average Speed
(mph)
85% Speed
(mph)
% of vehicles
traveling greater
than 10 mph over
25 mph speed limit
December 2013
128th ST NE
(east of State
Ave)
2970 29.4 34.9 8.9%
November 2014
126th PL NE
(east of 48th
Ave NE)
340 25.3 29.3 2.6%
June 2016
43rd Ave NE
(north of 125th
PL NE)
1546 28.6 33.9 11.8%
November 2016
123rd PL NE
(between 122nd
PL NE & 48th
DR NE)
559 26.2 31.9 6.9%

The 85% speed is the commonly accepted engineering value indicating the speed at which 85% of drivers fall under and is found to be the speed at which the majority of drivers feel is a safe speed given the roadway conditions and surrounding environment. The 85% speed is also the value typically used to set speed limits and evaluate compliance with speed limits.

Residential roadways with a consistent speeding problem which may be effectively altered with traffic calming device installation typically have greater than 3% of drivers traveling at greater than 10 mph over the speed limit.

Based upon the cumulative results of the neighborhood traffic data, the City Traffic Safety Committee has determined that traffic calming device installation is necessary within the Sherwood Forest neighborhood.

This NTS project proposed by the City Traffic Safety Committee includes traffic calming upon 43rd Ave NE, 123rd PL NE, 48th DR NE and 48th Ave NE with the installation of five (5) traffic circles proposed at the following intersections: 

Project Map

The City will be seeking neighborhood input through an upcoming survey to be posted through this webpage.  If approved with a tally of 60% or greater, installation would likely occur in the fall of 2019.  If approval is not met, the traffic calming project will not be constructed and the neighborhood may restart the process in three (3) years.