Medians shall be installed throughout the corridor with limited breaks at signalized intersections to help control vehicular traffic, improve safety, and provide a pedestrian refuge that reduces the length of time to cross the street in the crosswalk. The median width will be reduced at a signalized intersection to provide adequate queuing of vehicles for the left turn or U-turn operations. The design team will work with the community stakeholders to determine the location of mid-block breaks to facilitate the u-turn operations to ensure vehicular access to businesses.
Medians will include decorative LED pedestrian lights with place-making banners for each district to convey a specialized message. Decorative crosswalks can be utilized to define the pedestrian connections and, if desired, can be designed to create a memorable sense of place. Refer to notes on Street trees.
Brick pavers will be used in medians at narrow left turn lanes where planting is not feasible and as a two foot maintenance border to protect maintenance staff. All materials specified will be obtained within 100 miles of the project in order to match the existing character and to save on transportation costs.