Live Oak's City Hall has received a request for speed bumps in the newly renovated Maple Park Housing Facility because of high school students using the street as a shortcut during their lunch hour especially.
The area is unique in that it is a city street but it is also a type of complex.
Members of the Streets, Lights and Traffic Committee met June 18 and discussed possible ways to slow traffic including the possibility of adding a three way stop.
The railroad's new style crossing at Pennington Road has brought complaints from Live Oak residents and was stated to be worse that it originally was being three inches higher.
City Engineer Scott Roles said that Union Pacific would return to repave in the next two to three weeks.
Live Oak School Superintendent Tom Pritchard, who serves on this committee told fellow members that adjustments are being made to the high school parking lots for better flow, such as opening Orchard Way. He stated that opening up Jasmine Street near Luther Elementary really helped the flow of traffic before and after school.
Roles reported that two abandoned gas storage tanks must be pulled at Elm Street for the streetlight project as required by the State. The new streetlight will be in operation once PG&E is done with their work. An encroachment permit with CalTrans had expired, holding up the process.
Members discussed the potential use of local transportation dollars for the Highway 99 PSR (Project Study Report) in the amount of approximately $200,000.
City Manager Jim Goodwin stated the original estimate from CalTrans was $230,000 and he hoped that future meetings would result in a drop in the amount.
Goodwin asked for direction if local funds should be used such as the Pennington Road sidewalk project.
He stated the $200,000 would cover the entire study area from Paseo Road to Riviera Road.
The PSR is required by CalTrans. Without one means a project would not move forward.
It was decided the committee would recommend using local transportation funds of the City of Live Oak to the City Council.
Although the study will be sufficient for three to five years, it does not mean the work has to be done in that time.