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File #: 13-0437    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 4/15/2013 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/4/2013 Final action: 6/4/2013
Title: Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 061-2013 sanctioning the temporary closure of a section of Boulder Mountain Drive during the Boulder Mountain Erosion Control Project (CIP No. 95153) for no more than six continuous weeks during the time period from July 8, 2013 to October 22, 2013 for the placement of asphalt concrete pavement and related activities, and authorize the Director of Transportation, or successor, to determine the precise closure period.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS 6-4-13, 2. B - Resolution 6-4-13, 3. C- Vicinity Map 6-4-13, 4. Fully executed Resolution 061-2013.pdf
Title
Community Development Agency, Transportation Division, recommending the Board adopt Resolution 061-2013 sanctioning the temporary closure of a section of Boulder Mountain Drive during the Boulder Mountain Erosion Control Project (CIP No. 95153) for no more than six continuous weeks during the time period from July 8, 2013 to October 22, 2013 for the placement of asphalt concrete pavement and related activities, and authorize the Director of Transportation, or successor, to determine the precise closure period.
Body
Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no fiscal impact associated with this agenda item.  
 
Background
The Boulder Mountain Erosion Control Project (Project) is part of an ongoing effort to retrofit County rights-of-way within the Lake Tahoe Basin with Best Management Practice (BMP) improvements to reduce sediment and nutrient loading and help restore Lake Tahoe's clarity and environment in accordance with the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency's (TRPA) Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).  The Project is part of a series of erosion control projects scheduled for construction by the Community Development Agency, Transportation Division (Transportation) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) within the Upper Truckee River watershed.  The Project area is located in eastern El Dorado County, in the Tahoe Basin, south of Angora Highlands, north of Lake Tahoe Blvd, and west of Tahoe Mountain Road.
The California Vehicle Code, Section 21101 et seq., provides for the adoption of rules and regulations by local authorities to temporarily close roads for specific purposes.
The California Streets and Highways Code, Section 942.5, allows the Board of Supervisors to restrict the use of, or close any county highway whenever the Board considers such closing or restriction of use necessary: (a) for the protection of the public; (b) for the protection of such county highway from damage during storms; and (c) during construction, improvement, or maintenance operations thereon.
The California Streets and Highways Code, Section 942.6, allows the Board of Supervisors to delegate such authority to the Road Commissioner/ Director of Transportation.
Reason for Recommendation
Boulder Mountain Drive will need to be closed to traffic for no more than six continuous weeks in order to restore the pavement on Boulder Mountain Drive and construct various BMP's between approximately 350 feet north of the intersection of Lake Tahoe Blvd. to just south of the intersection of Cone Road (see Attachment C).  During the closure, only residents living along Boulder Mountain Drive and adjacent intersecting roads within the Project boundary will be able to access Boulder Mountain Drive.  This resolution will give authorization to the Director of Transportation or successor to temporarily close a section of Boulder Mountain Drive for the construction of the Boulder Mountain Erosion Control Project. Transportation will give advanced notice to all emergency services regarding the closure period and traffic will be directed to alternate routes by appropriate signage as provided within an approved Traffic Control Plan.
Action(s) to be taken following Board approval
1. The Clerk of the Board will obtain the Chair's signature on the Resolution.
2. The Clerk of the Board will send a fully-executed copy of the Resolution to Transportation.
3. Transportation will determine the precise road closure period and order the temporary closure of a section of Boulder Mountain Drive during construction of the Project.
Contact
Bard Lower
Director of Transportation
Concurrence
County Counsel