Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 2, 2014
REVISED December 2, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #26

Multi-way Stop Installation-Ranch Lake Boulevard @ Walmart/River Club Plaza


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

Action Requested
Authorization to install a multi-way stop on Ranch Lake Boulevard at Walmart/River Club Plaza entrance. 

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 October 7, 2014, a request was received to install a multi-way stop on Ranch Lake Boulevard at the Walmart/River Club Plaza entrance. 
  • 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). 
  • In accordance with MUTCD standards, a traffic investigation and multi-way stop study was conducted.  The study revealed the intersection did meet criteria warranting a multi-way stop.  Therefore, in accordance with the MUTCD, a multi-way stop may be installed. 
  • The cost to install traffic signs for this multi-way stop would be approximately $750.  The cost to install pavement markings would be approximately $650.  The total cost would be approximately $1,400.

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 Melinda Shaver, Public Works Traffic Design, melinda.shaver@mymanatee.org, ext. 3502

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$1400, 1010020707, Traffic Operations

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
$94/yr. - Maintenance & Repairs

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