Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #27

Mulholland Road - 35 MPH Speed Limit - Ordinance 15-07


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 March 24, 2015, to consider adoption of Ordinance 15-07, amending Subsection 2-22-7 of the Manatee County Code instituting and creating a 35 mph speed limit zone to include Mulholland Road. 

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida State Statutes: Chapter 316.189(2) - Establishment of Municipal and County Speed Zones

Background Discussion
  • In response to a citizen's request for additional speed limit signs on Mulholland Road, staff conducted a traffic investigation to evaluate the area.  A Manatee County Sheriff's Office deputy also requested clarification on the speed limit.
  • Staff conducted a speed analysis to determine an appropriate and reasonable speed limit.  Consideration was given to the roadway conditions, roadway functional classification, and adjacent land use.
  • After reviewing the above roadway, staff found a need to post an appropriate speed limit.  Based on the review and for consistency, staff proposes a 35 mph speed limit along Mulholland Road (from Fort Hamer Road to the dead end west of Twin Rivers Trail).

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 Jeff Bishop (jeff.bishop@mymanatee.org), Public Works Department, Traffic Design Division, Ext 7815.

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

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$1000 - Installation, $125/year - Maintenance and Repairs

Attachment:  Ordinance 15-07.pdf
Attachment:  CAO memo dated 12-29-14.pdf