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File #: 15-0673    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/10/2015 Final action: 11/10/2015
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division and Community Development Department, Transportation Division recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 182-2015 supporting the California Department of Transportation in creating a "No Parking" zone along Highway 49 in both directions for approximately 3000' North of the Bureau of Land Management Magnolia Parking Area to 3000' South of the BLM Greenwood Creek Parking Area due to safety concerns.
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route 11-10-15, 2. B - Resolution 11-10-15, 3. C - Request Letter from BLM 11-10-15, 4. Executed Resolution 182-2015
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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division and Community Development Department, Transportation Division recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 182-2015 supporting the California Department of Transportation in creating a "No Parking" zone along Highway 49 in both directions for approximately 3000' North of the Bureau of Land Management Magnolia Parking Area to 3000' South of the BLM Greenwood Creek Parking Area due to safety concerns.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Traffic on Highway 49 in this section travels at a rate of speed up to 55 miles per hour. Access to the South Fork of the American River in this section is in high demand which fills the parking lots and users begin parking on the shoulders of the road which results in a safety hazard if the motorists on Highway 49 or the persons using the shoulders do not act with due care.

The BLM requested CALTRANS ban pedestrian parking off of Highway 49 in both directions for approximately 3000' from the Magnolia Parking area past the Greenwood Creek Parking Area due to safety concerns. Boaters carrying their gear and boats across the highway or adjacent to the highway where oncoming vehicles are traveling at speeds of 60-70 miles per hour can be dangerous if the motorists or the boaters do not use due care. BLM believes that without such a ban eventually someone may negligently cause a serious accident or injury.

The BLM has enough parking space to handle the congestion at the Greenwood Creek Parking Area by using Magnolia Parking Area for overflow parking once Greenwood Creek Parking Area fills up. BLM will improve a trail that leads to the parking areas as well as sign the area to explain how the overflow parking is to work.

CALTRANS requested that BLM obtain a resolution from El Dorado County supporting their request for the creation of the "No Parking" zone in this section of Highway 49.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Historically this section has parking issues...

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