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File #: 18-0568    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/3/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/8/2018 Final action: 5/8/2018
Title: Community Development Services, Department of Transportation, recommending the Board consider the formation of a new Underground Utility District in the area of Shingle Springs as part of the U.S. 50/Ponderosa Road/South Shingle Road Interchange Improvements Project, CIP 71333, and direct Transportation staff to begin the preliminary work and public outreach necessary for its establishment. (Est. Time: 30 Min.) FUNDING: Highway 50 Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees (99.88%) and Road Fund (<1%). (Local Funds)
Attachments: 1. A - Underground Utilities Boundary Map, 2. Public Comment Rcvd 5-7-18 BOS 5-8-18
Related files: 19-1516, 19-1383
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Community Development Services, Department of Transportation, recommending the Board consider the formation of a new Underground Utility District in the area of Shingle Springs as part of the U.S. 50/Ponderosa Road/South Shingle Road Interchange Improvements Project, CIP 71333, and direct Transportation staff to begin the preliminary work and public outreach necessary for its establishment. (Est. Time: 30 Min.)

FUNDING: Highway 50 Traffic Impact Mitigation Fees (99.88%) and Road Fund (<1%). (Local Funds)

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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Department of Transportation (Transportation), recommending the Board consider the formation of a new Underground Utility District (UUD) in the area of Shingle Springs as part of the U.S. 50/Ponderosa Road/South Shingle Road Interchange Improvements Project (Project), CIP 71333, and direct Transportation staff to begin the preliminary work and public outreach necessary for its establishment.

Overhead utility poles and guy wires can be considered roadside hazards; a UUD can help eliminate these risks. Due to the considerable community input and the benefit to this rural community area, Transportation staff recommend the Board consider the formation of a new UUD along South Shingle Road, Ponderosa Road, North Shingle Road, Wild Chaparral Drive, and Sunset Lane to further improve the aesthetics and safety of the Shingle Springs community by eliminating the existing heavy concentration of utility poles and overhead lines along primary transportation routes.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On January 9, 2018 (Item 43), the Board directed Transportation staff to work towards creation of an extension of the existing UUD in the Diamond Springs and El Dorado communities. The Board also directed staff to look into the formation of a UUD in the Shingle Springs community as part of the Project. Transportation staff has attended site visit meetings with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to propose fea...

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