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Traffic Committee Meeting July 15, 2008
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Place: City Hall, Room 314
Management Resource Center

AGENDA

I. REQUEST: 

Albert Esqueda, West Covina Resident 

THAT A MULTI-WAY STOP BE INSTALLED AT MORRIS AVENUE AND THELBORN STREET AND THAT THE TRAFFIC CONDITION ON MORRIS AVENUE FROM PACIFIC LANE TO PUENTE AVENUE BE REVIEWED. 

SUMMARY: 

The residents recently submitted petition requesting that the City install a multi-way stop at the intersection of Morris Avenue and Thelborn Street to slow the vehicle speeds. Staff conducted traffic volume counts and used the collected data in determining the need for a multi-way stop in accordance with Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Multi-way stop warrant evaluation forms for the intersections of Morris Avenue at Thelborn Avenue and Morris Avenue at Workman Avenue are attached and they show that none of the warrants for a multi-way stops are met. 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 

THAT THE SPEED FEEDBACK SIGN BE RELOCATED FROM PACIFIC AVENUE AND BE INSTALLED ALONG MORRIS AVENUE FROM PACIFIC LANE TO PUENTE AVENUE. 

THAT THE RADAR TRAILER BE UTILIZED TO MAKE DRIVERS AWARE OF THEIR VEHICLE SPEED ALONG MORRIS AVENUE AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT INCREASE SPEED ENFORCEMENT AS FEASIBLE.
 

II REQUEST: 

City Initiated 

THAT SPEED LIMIT FOR AROMA DRIVE FROM AZUSA AVENUE TO GALSTER WAY BE REDUCED FROM 40 MILES PER HOUR TO 35 MILES PER HOUR. 

SUMMARY: 

The speed limit on Aroma Drive is specified in Section 22-132 of the West Covina Municipal Code as 40 miles per hour from Azusa Avenue to Galster Way and 35 miles per hour from Galster Way to Fairgrove Drive. 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: 

THAT AN ORDINANCE BE ADOPTED TO AMENDING SECTION 22-132 OF THE WEST COVINA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO THE REDUCTION OF THE POSTED SPEED LIMITS FROM 40 MILES PER HOUR TO 35 MILES PER HOUR ON AROMA DRIVE FROM AZUSA AVENUE TO GALSTER WAY.