13 Staff Report
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13 Staff Report
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<br />PREPARED BY: Lisa Petersen <br /> Assistant Parks and Public Works Director/Town Engineer <br /> <br /> <br />Reviewed by: Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Attorney, Finance Director, and Parks and <br />Public Works Director <br /> <br /> <br />110 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 ● (408) 354-6832 <br />www.losgatosca.gov <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />MEETING DATE: 01/21/2020 <br />ITEM NO: 13 <br /> <br /> <br />DATE: January 16, 2020 <br />TO: Mayor and Town Council <br />FROM: Laurel Prevetti, Town Manager <br />SUBJECT: Discontinue Efforts Towards a Roundabout Design on South Santa Cruz <br />Avenue at Wood Road <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />Discontinue efforts towards a roundabout design on South Santa Cruz Avenue at Wood Road. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br /> <br />Over the past several years, the Town of Los Gatos has implemented multiple traffic mitigation <br />measures striving to address the cut-through beach traffic that impacts the Town over warm <br />summer weekends. One of these measures was to close the South Santa Cruz Avenue entrance <br />to Highway 17 at Wood Road with a temporary roundabout. The closure was in place during <br />various weekends in the summers of 2016 and 2017. <br /> <br />Given Caltrans purview over Highway 17, Town staff worked closely with Caltrans on the <br />implementation of the temporary closure at South Santa Cruz Avenue and Wood Road because <br />it prevented access to the Highway 17 on-ramp. Due to this impact, the Council was advised by <br />staff that any permanent infrastructure or ongoing closure at this location would require <br />permits from Caltrans. <br /> <br />At the January 17, 2017 Town Council meeting, Town Council authorized the Town Manager to <br />execute an agreement with a transportation consultant firm (W-Trans) to work with Caltrans on <br />the development of a report and conceptual plan for a permanent roundabout at Wood Road. <br />The final W-Trans report was submitted to Caltrans in November of 2018. <br /> <br /> <br />
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