Traffic circle proposed for new Ardmore Veterans Center
ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — A special meeting was held by Ardmore City Commissioners Monday night to discuss re-zoning and solutions to taxpayer concerns over a new Ardmore Veterans Center.
Those concerns are related to the traffic and speed of motorists on Refinery Road, where the entrance to the proposed center is located.
The city conducted a traffic study with Traffic Engineering Consultants and found that there wouldn't be a change in number of motorists traveling Refinery Road with a new Veterans Center in place, which is currently about 600 vehicles per day.
To further address traffic concerns, the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs has proposed the establishment of a traffic circle.
"As people are coming out of the 'S' curves on either side —if they speed up or start to speed up as they come around there — then the roundabout is going to force them to slow down," explained Ardmore City Engineer Josh Randell. "It's going to calm and control traffic through the area."
Randell adds that if the roundabouts are approved, they would be constructed on the property of the Veterans Center.