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File #: 20-0912    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/7/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/14/2020 Final action: 7/14/2020
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the SB 1 Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP) Grant Application for the U.S. Highway 50 Safety Improvements Project in Camino. FUNDING: SB 1 Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP) Grant.
Attachments: 1. A - SCCP Letter of Support, 2. Executed Letter of Support
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter of support for the SB 1 Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP) Grant Application for the U.S. Highway 50 Safety Improvements Project in Camino.

FUNDING: SB 1 Solutions for Congested Corridors Program (SCCP) Grant.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) is submitting a grant for the SB 1 Solutions for Congested Corridors Program to help fund the U.S. Highway 50 Safety Improvements Project (Project) in the Camino Corridor. The Camino Corridor suffers from collision rates that are higher than the state average resulting in numerous fatalities. Uncontrolled left turn movements at intersections and driveways, as well as cross-centerline collisions further contribute to potential conflicts. High volumes of regional agritourism traffic and even higher volumes of interregional recreational tourism traffic to the Tahoe Basin contribute to significant congestion on U.S. Highway 50 through the Project area. The proposed Project will eliminate or reduce potential conflicts and fatalities by installing safety features selected with input from the community, local businesses, and partners and will reduce congestion and improve throughput by remedying access issues along the Camino Corridor.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board could choose not to authorize the Chair to sign the letter of support which could lessen the chances of being awarded the grant monies.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
NA

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
El Dorado County Transportation Commission

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
There is no financial impact associated with this agenda item.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
1) The Clerk of the Board will obtain the Chair's signature on the original letter of support.
2) The Clerk of the Board will send the letter of support to the EDCTC for inclusion in their grant applicatio...

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