Traffic Calming Updates

Jamestown Artist Contest: Design Our New Gateway Markers!

As part of the CDBG-DR Traffic Calming project, the Town can have two gateway markers constructed and installed as part of the CDBG-DR CR 94 Paving Project.* Gateway markers (also called gateway monuments) are roadside installments that serve a traffic calming function in two ways: by making drivers more aware that they are entering a populated area, and by giving drivers a visual sense that a road is narrower than it actually is. Below are a few examples from other towns for reference.

We’d like Jamestown’s markers to be designed by locals, so we have just completed a concept contest. This was quite a contest, with many beautiful, unique, and sometimes funny ideas submitted. A full list of entries and their creators are below. A very special thank-you to the nearly 100 voters who participated, as well as to Roads and Bridges Chair Trustee Jen Lucas for coming up with the idea. Please see below for the results of this fantastic community effort.


Updates:

Updated February 16, 2017:

Congratulations to Craig Brown as our first place winner in the Gateway Marker Design Contest!

Craig’s gateway marker design (Entry A) depicts a mountain lion and bear cub in a tree, from which hangs a sign. A couple of miners’ tools are beneath the sign. The idea would be to create the sign out of contrasting metals, with a wooden sign.

The second place winner is Roger Loving, with his gorgeous tree and mountain scene.

Next Steps: Craig’s winning design is being submitted ASAP to a pro design engineer, who will, in turn, present a further developed design to the Jamestown Board at the March 6th BOT Meeting. (We have to move quickly!) This design will take into account both funding constraints and the other data collected from the survey.

List of our creative entrants:

Entry A – Craig Brown – First Place!
Entry B – The Markovs
Entry C – Roger Loving – Second Place!
Entry D – Jim McGinley
Entry E – Rainbow Shultz
Entry F – Steve Miles Hull
Entry G – Erika Archer
Entry H – Emma Hardy / Erika Archer
Entry I – The Markovs
Entry J – Anonymous
Entry K –  Julie Constantine
Entry L – Millissa Berry
Entry M – Carly Rixham
Entry N – Jan Reed
Entry O – Jan Reed
Entry P – Jan Reed
Entry Q – Martine Amade
Entry R – Martine Amade

 

Updated February 1, 2017:

Contest Details

Calling all Jamestown creators:

As part of the CDBG-DR Traffic Calming project, the Town can have two gateway markers constructed and installed as part of the CDBG-DR CR 94 Paving Project.* Gateway markers (also called gateway monuments) are roadside installments that serve a traffic calming function in two ways: by making drivers more aware that they are entering a populated area, and by giving drivers a visual sense that a road is narrower than it actually is. Below are a few examples from other towns for reference.

We’d like Jamestown’s markers to be designed by locals, so we’re having a contest. Don’t worry about being perfect or drawing to build something that will be 3 dimensional – the project design engineers will work with what they get and convert it into buildable plans. So anyone who has an idea can give this a shot, even if you don’t think you’re an artist – if you can convey your idea at all, we can work with that.

Submissions are due by noon on Friday, February 10. At that point, all submissions will be put on the Town website and the community will have until February 14 to vote on the favorites. Those selections will be sent to the engineers, and they will send back their renderings for approval or alterations prior to construction.

Marker Design Guidelines

Maximum Sizes:
East marker:  15′(L) X 7′(W) X 16′(H)
West Marker: 10′(L) X 7′(W) X 16′(H)

Medium: You can create your design any way you’d like – paint, draw, sculpt, etc. Consider the type of materials you envision (stone, wood, etc), and call the materials out, either in the design itself or in writing. Don’t forget the text on the marker – that doesn’t need to be defined precisely yet, but make sure you leave space for 6-12 words.

How to Submit: Once finished, either scan or photograph the design, and email to jennifer.lucas@jamestownco.org . If you need help getting your design scanned or photographed, call or email Jen Lucas.

Deadlines:
Submission: NoonFriday, February 10
Community voting: Ends at Midnight – Tuesday, February 14 (We’ve shortened the vote by one day in case a final run-off is needed due to large volume of submissions!)

Marker Locations: Here are the locations where the markers will be placed. The GPS points are shown so you may enter them into the map program of your choice, if you wish.

What’s a Gateway Marker? Here are some marker examples. These are just to give an idea what markers are; create whatever design you’d like.

*FYI – The Jamestown sign (by Lynn Wilber) that used to be at Tom Maloney’s has not been forgotten! Although it may not go back in exactly the same place, as the old spot was not public property and it might not be allowed back there, it will be re-installed as close as possible to its old home, once CR 94 is complete.

“Welcome to Jamestown Sign” – Made by Lynn Wilber; Commissioned by Tom Maloney