CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: March 13, 2007
Subject/Title: Adopt a Resolution approving the speed limits for sections of
Fairview Avenue, O’Hara Avenue and Grant Street, within the City of
Prepared by: Teresa Wooten, Assistant Engineer
Steve Kersevan, Traffic Engineering Manager
Submitted by: Bailey Grewal, Director of Public Works/City Engineer
Adopt a Resolution approving the speed limits for sections of Fairview
Avenue, O’Hara Avenue and Grant Street, within the City of Brentwood.
On May 23, 2006, by Resolution No. 2006-115, City Council adopted the City’s
2006/07 – 2010/11 Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which included the
Roadway Signing and Striping, CIP Project No. 336-31470.
The California Vehicle Code Sections 627, 22348 through 22413, and 40802
require local agencies to perform engineering and traffic surveys in order
for the Police Department to enforce the speed limit by the use of radar.
Whenever the local agency builds new roadways or modifies an existing
roadway, the agency may, by resolution, determine and declare the speed
limit found most appropriate with an engineering speed survey. To provide
proper circulation and improve safety for the public, staff performed
engineering and traffic surveys for sections of Fairview Avenue, O’Hara
Avenue and Grant Street, within the City of Brentwood.
After review of the surveys, the Traffic Engineer recommends a speed limit
of 35 miles per hour for Fairview Avenue between Baldwin Drive and Concord
Avenue, Grant Street between Fairview Avenue and Shady Willow Lane, and
O’Hara Avenue between Sand Creek Road and Grant Street. The City Engineer
has reviewed and accepted these recommendations.
The speed limit currently posted on Fairview Avenue and Grant Street matches
the recommended speed limits; therefore, no cost will be incurred. The speed
limit currently posted on O’Hara Avenue is 30 miles per hour; therefore, the
existing signs will need to be replaced. The cost for this work is estimated
to be less than $1,000 and will be paid through the Roadway Signing and
Striping, CIP Project No. 336-31470, included in the existing budget as
approved in the 2006/07 – 2010/11 Capital Improvement Program.
Vehicle Speed Surveys
Speed Survey Site Map
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD APPROVING THE
SPEED LIMITS FOR SECTIONS OF FAIRVIEW AVENUE, O’HARA AVENUE AND GRANT
STREET, WITHIN THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD.
WHEREAS, Sections 627, 22348 through 22413, and 40802 of the California
Vehicle Code, provides the mechanism for local authorities to “determine and
declare” a prima facie speed limit on the basis of an engineering and
traffic survey; and
WHEREAS, Title 10, Chapter 10.03, of the Brentwood Municipal Code describes
a procedure for the establishment of such regulations; and
WHEREAS, engineering and traffic surveys were prepared and analyzed.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Brentwood
does hereby approve and declare that the prima facie speed limit determined
by the engineering and traffic survey and recommended by the Traffic
Engineer is as follows:
STREET NAME RECOMMENDED
AND LOCATION SPEED LIMIT
• Fairview Avenue 35 mph
between Baldwin Drive and Concord Avenue
• Grant Street 35 mph
between Fairview Avenue and Shady Willow Lane
• O’Hara Avenue 35 mph
between Sand Creek Road and Grant Street
PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at
a regular meeting held on the 13th day of March 2007 by the following vote: