Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - August 9, 2016
REVISED August 9, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #22

Speed Table Installations, 13th Avenue East between Morgan Johnson Road and 64th Street Court East


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

Action Requested
Authorize Public Works staff to install two speed tables on 13th Avenue East between Morgan Johnson Road and 64th Street Court East.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida State Statutes: Chapter 316.006 - Jurisdiction to Control Traffic; Chapter 316.008 - Powers of Local Authorities

Background Discussion
  • In accordance with the County's Traffic Calming Procedures, a local residents group (LRG) requested the installation of speed tables on 13th Avenue East between Morgan Johnson Road and 64th Street Court East.
  • Staff subsequently studied the area and concluded that two speed tables could discourage speeding and cut-through traffic.
  • The LRG surveyed the residents and seventy-nine percent of the property owners support the installation of speed tables, as shown on the attached exhibit; which meets the criteria of the County's traffic calming procedures.
  • Costs reported include installation of two temporary speed tables (trial period) at $2,869, and two permanent speed tables at $10,272, for a total cost of $13,141. These funds are within the current fiscal year's budget for 1010020707, Traffic Operations, and 1010011200, Road Maintenance.
  • Consistent with the County's Traffic Calming Procedures:  1.) Upon Board approval, staff will install two temporary speed tables at the locations identified; 2.) The temporary table will remain a minimum of 90 days to allow for further citizen reaction to the device; 3.) After the 90-day trial, staff will make the final determination whether to proceed with the permanent tables depending on community input; 4.) If the community is in support, the permanent tables will be installed within six to eight weeks following the conclusion of the trial period.

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

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$13,141.00, 1010020707, Traffic Operations and 1010011200, Road Maintenance

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$168/yr. - Maintenance & Repairs

Attachment:  Speed Table Survey Letters - Consent Signatures.pdf
Attachment:  13 Ave E - Location Map with Survey Results.pdf