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Raleigh seeks input on traffic-calming project

Posted January 3, 2013 6:05 p.m. EST
Updated January 4, 2013 1:51 p.m. EST

— The City of Raleigh has scheduled a public meeting for next month to review an upcoming project that's designed to get drivers to slow down in a north Raleigh neighborhood.

About 3,500 vehicles travel daily on Rainwater Road, prompting city officials to implement traffic-calming measures, such as extended curbs and medians.

Nearly 100 residents, however, have signed a petition against the project, despite a city study that found that speeding is a problem in the area.

Eric Lamb, Raleigh's planning and development manager, has said city staff have already made a number of changes to the proposal.

The design review for anyone wanting to give further input on the plans is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the City Council Chambers in the Raleigh Municipal Building, at 222 W. Hargett St.