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For meeting of:
February 15, 2011
Honorable Mayor and City Council Laura Snideman, City Managerc::fJ- ... Mo Sharma, City Engineer .Ii (r
SAN MATEO COUNTY MEASURE "A" COASTSIDE HIGHWAYS PROJECT PRIORITY IN THE VICINITY OF HALF MOON BAY
Adopt Resolution Establishing Local Priority Ranking of the San Mateo County Measure "A" Coastside Highways Projects in the Vicinity of Half Moon Bay
The project priority ranking will have no fiscal impact on the City's budget.
San Mateo County voters approved Measure "A" in 1988 to fund and leverage funding of transportation improvements and programs in the County through a twenty-year half-cent sales tax. Measure "A" also established the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) to manage and administer the sales tax revenue generated. In 2004, the county voters re-authorized the Measure "A" program for an additional twenty-five years through the end of December 2033 and approved addition of certain projects in the program.
SMCT A was required to develop a Strategic Plan for expenditure of the Measure A funds by December 31, 2008 and update it once every five years. The Strategic Plan allocates the estimated $2.2 Billion of the Measure "A" funds through 2033 as follows:
27.5% for Arterial Streets and Highways; 22.5% for Local Streets; 3% for pedestrian and bicycle projects; 30% for Transit; 15% for Grade Separation and the remaining for Alternative Congestion Relief Programs. Funds for local street programs are allocated each year, non-competitively, in proportion to the street miles and population of each city and the county. All other projects, including arterial streets and highways projects, must compete for the available funds based on their readiness status, availability of leveraged funds and geographic equity.
Staff Report: San Mateo County Measure "A" Coastside Highways Meeting of: February 15.2011
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The voter approved expenditure plan allocates a specific amount of sales tax revenue for arterial streets and highways and five key congested corridors in San Mateo County. The Coastside Highways corridor has a total allocation of approximately $30 million of the Measure "A" funds. Specific projects in this corridor include a bridge replacement, an overcrossing improvement and Route 1 widening in the proximity of Pacifica; Route 1 and 92 safety and operational improvements in the proximity of Half Moon Bay; and Route 84 improvements in the proximity of Woodside. The majority of funds allocated for the Coastside Highways corridor are for the Route 1 and 92 improvements.
PROPOSED ROUTE 1 IMPROVEMENTS:
The City Council approved the Highway 1 Traffic Safety and Congestion Mitigation Plan within the City limits of Half Moon Bay in December 2009 after it was developed with active public participation in several public meetings. The plan generally proposes creation of left and right turn lanes within the existing right-of-way of Route 1 at most street intersections for traffic safety and congestion mitigation. The plan also proposes new traffic signals and highway improvements at Poplar Street, Terrace Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard. The proposed traffic signals would create breaks in highway traffic for safer left turns into and out of local streets. The plan also includes bicycle/pedestrian trails. It incorporates Caltrans' input and review comments. Caltrans, however, has not yet formally approved it. The CEQA study and review is scheduled for completion in June 2011.
PROPOSED ROUTE 92 IMPROVEMENTS:
Caltrans has prepared a Project Study Report (PSR) for the proposed widening and safety improvements in Route 92 east of the recently completed road widening project in Half Moon Bay to Pilarcitos Creek crossing, near the bottom of the previously completed road widening project. Trucks, slower vehicles and left turns in and out of the fronting properties and businesses cause severe congestion and safety problem with only one traffic lane in each direction of travel on Route 92. This project would require acquisition of additional right-of-way.
PROJECT PRIORITY CONSIDERATION:
Both above described projects have their primary goal of improving safety and congestion mitigation in Route 1 and 92. These highways are used by coastside residents for their daily commute and by visitors to the area for recreation and enjoyment of natural scenery. Both projects would benefit residents and businesses in the proximity of Half Moon Bay.
Staff recommends higher priority for the Route 1 Improvements because it would mitigate congestion in the most heavily affected segment of the coastside highway and improve safety of a larger number of vehicles turning left in and out of local streets. Added lanes at intersections would help reduce rear-end collisions on Route
Staff Report San Mateo County Measure "AO CoastSlde Highways Meeting of: February 15, 2011
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1 and alleviate frequent queues extending up to a quarter mile at existing signalized intersections.
Staff recommends that the City Council adopt the Resolution (Attachment 1) establishing local priority ranking of the San Mateo County Measure "A" Coastside Highways projects in the vicinity of Half Moon Bay.
1. Resolution Establishing Local Priority Ranking of San Mateo County Measure "A" Coasts ide Highways Projects
I ATTACHMENT - 11
RESOLUTION NO. C- -11
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF HALF MOON BAY ESTABLISHING LOCAL PRIORITY RANKING OF THE SAN MATEO COUNTY MEASURE ~A' COASTSIDE HIGHWAYS PROJECTS IN THE VICINITY OF HALF MOON BAY
RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California, as follows:
WHEREAS, the San Mateo County voters approved Measure "A" in 1988 to fund and leverage funding of transportation improvements and programs in the County through a twenty-year half-cent sales tax. Measure "A" also established the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA) to manage and administer the sales tax; and
WHEREAS, in 2004 the San Mateo County voters re-authorized Measure "A" through December 31, 2033 and approved addition of certain projects in the program, including Highway 1 and 92 improvements in the vicinity of Half Moon Bay; and
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay has determined that improvements to Highway 1 and 92 in the vicinity of Half Moon Bay are warranted to mitigate traffic congestion and improve safety of highway users.
NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY DETERMINED AND ORDERED, as follows:
The City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay hereby urges the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCT A) to seek expeditious completion of improvements on both Highway 1 and Highway 92 in the vicinity of Half Moon Bay.
The City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay has reviewed in public meetings the proposed improvements to both Highways in the vicinity of Half Moon Bay and has determined that completion of Highway 1 Improvements are more urgently needed and should be given a higher priority. The proposed improvements are shown on the Highway 1 Traffic Safety and Congestion Mitigation Plan within the City Limits of Half Moon Bay, adopted by the City Council of Half Moon Bay on December 5,2009.
I, the undersigned, hereby certify that the forgoing Resolution was duly passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California, at a meeting held on the 15th day of February 2011, by the following vote of members thereof:
Ayes, Councilmembers: _
Noes, Councilmembers: _
Absent, Councilmembers: _
Abstain, Councilmembers: _
Siobhan Smith, CITY CLERK
Naomi Patridge, MAYOR
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