Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 10:00 a.m. - April 22, 2014
April 22, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41

No Thru Commercial Vehicles - Ordinance 14-14


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Vishal S. Kakkad, P.E., PTOE.,Traffic Design Division Manager, Ext. 7812

Action Requested
Authorization to advertise and set a public hearing on June 17, 2014, to consider adoption of Ordinance 14-14, amending Subsection 2-22-6(a) of the Manatee County Code, adding "Pro AM Avenue East from 37th Street East  to 45th  Street East" and "Palm View Road from U.S. 19 to U.S.41" to the No Commercial Vehicle Through Zones on enumerated streets in the unincorporated areas of Manatee County, Florida; providing for codification; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida State Statutes: Chapter 316.006 - Jurisdiction to Control Traffic; Chapter 316.008 (1)(n) - Power of local Authorities

Background Discussion
  • Area residents requested truck prohibitions on Palm View Road  (U.S. 19 to U.S. 41) and Pro AM Avenue East (37th Street East to 45th Street East).
  • Based on these requests, staff conducted traffic studies to evaluate the roadways. Consideration was given to the roadway conditions, roadway functional classification, adjacent land use, alternate routes and commercial vehicle volumes.
  • Staff found that the use of commercial vehicles on the subject Manatee County roadways to be incompatible with the normal and safe movement of traffic.
  • While Palm View Road is designed as a thoroughfare roadway and staff would generally support truck traffic on this type of roadway; staff found that Palm View Road is operationally deficient in accommodating commercial vehicles as defined in Section 316.003 (66), Florida Statutes.
RECOMMENDATION:  Staff recommends favorable action.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return a stamped copy of the agenda memorandum to Melinda Shaver (melinda.shaver@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department, Traffic Design Division ext 3502.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
1010020707 - Traffic Operations

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$1500 $188/year- Maintenance and Repairs

Attachment:  Ordinance 14-14.pdf
Attachment:  CAO memo dated 3-20-14.pdf