|Manatee County Government Administrative Building First Floor, Chambers August 11, 2016 - 9:00 a.m.|
Agenda Item #5
Highway and Traffic Standards Manual Update - Resolution R-15-188
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Vishal S. Kakkad, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Design Division Manager, Etc. 7812
Adopt Resolution No. R-15-188, a resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Manatee County, Florida; regarding land development; amending and restating the Highway and Traffic Standards Manual set forth in the Manatee County Public Works Standards Manual to clarify the County's Highway and Traffic Standards; providing for severability; and providing an effective date.
Florida Statute (F.S.) Chapter 125, Section 125.01 - Power and Duties
F.S. Section 316.008(j) - Power of Local Authorities
The Traffic Design Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for the review of access management, intersection sight distance, curb radii, and street name sign designs for the proposed projects in Manatee County.
The Highway & Traffic Standards Manual adopted in 2015 as part of the Land Development Code (LDC) revisions, needs to be updated to reflect the current engineering standards and industry practices specifically as it relates to driveway locations, spacing and intersection sight distances. A consistent application of these standards along the County roadways will promote enhanced traffic operations and safety.
To be consistent with current practices, all the sections and drawings regarding traffic signal design, signing design, and inspection procedures are proposed to be relocated to the Manatee County Traffic Infrastructure Design Guide to avoid any duplication and conflicts. This guide is maintained and updated by the staff on an as-needed basis.
Staff presented these changes at a Planning Task Force meeting held on November 30. This meeting was open to public. Staff also sought comments from the local chapters of the professional organizations - Florida Engineering Society's Myakka Chapter and Tampa Bay Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Staff reviewed the relevant comments received and incorporated them in the revisions as appropriate.
Notable revisions to the Highway and Traffic Standards Manual include:
County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Please provide a fully executed copy of the Resolution to Vishal S. Kakkad - firstname.lastname@example.org, Ext. 7812.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: CAO Comment Email_11-6-2015.pdf
Attachment: CAO Comments-Highway and Traffic Standards Manual.pdf
Attachment: Resolution R-15-188_Amending and Restating Transportation Standards.pdf
Attachment: Transportation_Design_Manual_v16_TD Comments_151204_clean_Appendix A.pdf
Attachment: Transportation_Design_Manual_v16_TD Comments_151204_redline.pdf