The Maplewood Department of Public Works is considering on-street parking on the north side of Marietta Avenue to discourage cut-through traffic.
Marietta Avenue residents recently received a notice from Maplewood Director of Public Works Anthony Traxler informing them that city officials will discuss the issue at the council meeting on June 12.
The letter says the city has received numerous complaints about the volume and speed of traffic on the 7300 block of Marietta. A study showed that car speeds aren’t excessive but the volume is higher than most streets with homes.
The letter says the city talked with its traffic engineering consultant about how to reduce cut-through traffic, and the recommended solution was to install on-street parking on parts of the north side of the street — making it less appealing and pushing traffic to Manchester.
The parking would be staggered to allow gaps for vehicles to pass.