Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 25, 2015
August 25, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #44

Multi-way Stop Installation - Whitfield Avenue at Tuttle Avenue


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

Action Requested
Authorization to install a multi-way stop on Whitfield Avenue at Tuttle Avenue.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida State Statutes: Chapter 316.006 - Jurisdiction to Control Traffic; Chapter 316.008(1)(f) - Powers of Local Authorities

Background Discussion
  • On April 17, 2015, a request was received to install a multi-way stop at the intersection of Whitfield Avenue and Tuttle Avenue.
  • State law requires the installation of all traffic control devices, including STOP signs, to meet State standards adopted by the Florida Department of Transportation. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) published by the US Department of Transportation is the national standard for traffic control devices and has been adopted by the State and also the County's Land Development Code (LDC).
  • Staff conducted a field review and a multi-way stop warrant study in accordance with the MUTCD. Based on the study, the intersection met criteria for the installation of a multi-way stop at this location. Meeting the criteria in itself does not require a multi-way stop installation. However, based on the field review and the anticipated growth in the use of Tuttle Avenue, staff recommends the installation of multi-way stop signs at this location.
  • The cost to install traffic signs for this multi-way stop would be approximately $1,500. The cost to install pavement markings would be approximately $500. The total cost would be approximately $2,000.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please send a stamped copy of the agenda memo to Sheri Beattie, Public Works Traffic Design, sheri.beattie@mymanatee.org, Ext. 3502.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$2,000, 1010020707, Traffic Operations

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$200/yr - Maintenance and Repairs

Attachment:  Location Map.pdf
Attachment:  Warrant Summary.pdf