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File #: 21-1046    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/14/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/27/2021 Final action: 7/27/2021
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 091-2021 sanctioning a new speed restriction on Saratoga Way. FUNDING: Road Fund (100%).
Attachments: 1. A - County Counsel Approval, 2. B - Resolution, 3. C - Speed Zone Survey, 4. Executed Resolution 091-2021
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 091-2021 sanctioning a new speed restriction on Saratoga Way.

FUNDING: Road Fund (100%).
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Department of Transportation, Maintenance and Operations Division (Transportation) conducted an Engineering and Traffic Survey on Saratoga Way from Finders Way easterly to El Dorado Hills Boulevard due to a change in roadway characteristics as a result of the recently completed construction of a non-county maintained segment of Saratoga Way (No. 217).

The County maintained segment for Saratoga Way is a two lane collector road, which is 0.52 miles in length and averages 9,602 vehicles per day. Until the Spring of 2020, Saratoga Way ended at a barricade at 0.63 miles west of El Dorado Hills Boulevard. When the newly constructed, non-county maintained, segment of Saratoga Way was completed, a connection was created between El Dorado Hills Boulevard and the City of Folsom's Iron Point Road. As a result, the Average Daily Trips on the County maintained segment increased from approximately 1,000 to 9,602. This segment of Saratoga Way provides access to three (3) County maintained roads and several commercial driveways.

While conducting field observations, staff observed four (4) bicyclists and four (4) pedestrians utilizing this segment of Saratoga Way. The field review lasted approximately thirty (30) minutes. The existing 85th percentile speed of fifty-one (51) miles per hours, justifies, in accordance with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, a radar enforced fifty (50) miles per hour speed zone. However, due to the curvilinear alignment, limited sight distances, commercial driveways and large numbers of pedestrians and bicyclists, staff recommended the need for a further reduction to forty-five (45) miles per hour.

Based on California Vehicle Code, Section 22358, which allows local authorities to establish speed li...

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