Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis

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The Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis is a comprehensive study of this traffic corridor that connects the City of Placerville in El Dorado County with the City of Folsom in Sacramento County. In September 2013, the Board of Supervisors directed staff to conduct this analysis to identify the current (baseline) traffic conditions on the Green Valley Road Corridor, including the intersections, from the El Dorado / Sacramento County Line (just west of Sophia Parkway) to Lotus Road.

On November 13, 2014, the Board took the following actions: 1) receive and file the Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis Study; 2) direct staff to consider the report’s findings and recommendations during the major update to the Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program; 3) direct staff to include consideration of safety issues in general; and 4) consider funding or receiving grant funding for performing an access study.

Final Corridor Analysis Report October 2014

The final study appendices and PowerPoint presentation from the November 13, 2014 Board of Supervisors meeting are located in the "Supporting Documents" tab.

​Background Information

Green Valley Road is a county-maintained east-west arterial and regional connector that provides parallel capacity to US Highway 50, and extends 17 miles from the El Dorado/Sacramento County Line to the City of Placerville. The roadway is primarily two-lanes, except for 4-lanes between Sophia Parkway and Francisco Drive. The west end is near Sophia Parkway and the east end is at Placerville Drive. The average daily traffic ranges from 4,000 (near Greenstone Road) to 27,000 at Francisco Drive.

On July 30, 2013, the Board directed staff to move forward with a corridor analysis for Green Valley Road, and return with an identified funding source, draft scope of work, estimated cost and schedule for the project.

On September 30, 2013, the Board directed staff to extend the study limits to Lotus Road, authorized the use of the General Fund to begin the project and purchase the Synchro software necessary to do intersection level micro analysis, and directed staff to consider holding two public meetings to solicit input on the draft scope of work.

On October 24, 2103, an initial public scoping meeting was held at Pleasant Grove Middle School to gather public comments for the Green Valley Corridor.

On December 17, 2013, the Board was presented with three alternatives for a scope of work for the Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis. Alternative 1 included only the original scope presented to the Board on September 30, 2013 with the additional limits extended to Lotus Road; Alternative 2 included all of Alternative 1 plus select items that were requested by the public; and Alternative 3 included all of Alternative 1 plus all public requests that address existing conditions along the Green Valley Road Corridor. The Board directed staff to proceed with Alternative 3, expanding the period of time for traffic analysis to Monday through Friday accordingly, and to appropriate funds for the selected consultant from the General Fund Contingency.

On March 18, 2014, the Board approved a contract with Kittelson & Associates, Inc. to assist in the completion of the analysis of current conditions on Green Valley Road and provide recommendations on potential mitigations for the Corridor. The project scope of work and schedule are located in the "Supporting Documents" tab.

On November 13, 2014, the Board took the following actions: 1) receive and file the Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis Study; 2) direct staff to consider the report's findings and recommendations during the major update to the Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program; 3) direct staff to include consideration of safety issues in general; and 4) consider funding or receiving grant funding for performing an access study.

​Board of Supervisor Agenda Items

Please note: These agenda items may not reflect the most current information and are subject to change. For the latest information on agenda items related to this project, refer to the County online agenda calendar: https://eldorado.legistar.com

2014

DateItemFile IDVer.Description
11/13/2014 113-08895Board to: 1) Receive and file the Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis Study; and 2) Consider the report’s findings and recommendations during major update to the Capital Improvement Program and Traffic Impact Mitigation Fee Program. Board took the following action: 1) Receive and file the Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis study; and 2) Approve this matter and the recommendations made by staff to include: a) Consideration of safety issues in general; and b) Funding or receiving grant funding for performing an Access Study.
3/18/2014 713-08894Board to approve of an agreement with a consultant (Kittelson & Associates, Inc.) to prepare the analysis of current conditions on Green Valley Road and provide recommendations on potential mitigations for the Corridor. Board approved this Item on Consent Calendar 1.

2013

DateItemFile IDVer.Description
12/17/2013 5113-08893Board to: 1) select a preferred draft scope of work, schedule and cost to complete the Corridor Analysis for Green Valley Road; and 2) direct staff to prepare and authorize the chair to sign a budget transfer from General Fund Contingency to appropriate funds for the selected Corridor Analysis for Green Valley Road. Board approved Alternative 3 for the scope of work. Staff to return with contract for Board’s approval prior to releasing the notice to proceed.
9/30/2013 313-08892Board to: 1) approve the draft scope of work, schedule and cost to complete a corridor analysis; 2) authorize the use of General Fund to begin the analysis and to purchase Synchro Software; and 3) direct staff to hold a public meeting in El Dorado Hills to solicit input on draft scope. Board approved staff’s recommendation and amended the scope of work to extend easterly to Lotus Road.
7/30/2013 2813-08891Board to receive and file information on the Green Valley Road Corridor and provide direction as to the timing of the corridor study. Board directed staff to move forward with study and return with identified funding source, draft scope of work and schedule for project.
 
If you have questions on the Green Valley Road Corridor Analysis project, please contact:
    
 
Claudia Wade
Senior Civil Engineer
claudia.wade@edcgov.us
(530) 621-5977 Direct
(530) 621-4650 Main
Natalie Porter
Traffic Engineer
natalie.porter@edcgov.us
(530) 621-5442 Direct
(530) 621-4650 Main