Traffic flow on sups agenda
A handful of minor speed limit and traffic control changes could be in store throughout the county.
The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will take up a slate of suggested traffic flow adjustments at its regular meeting Monday. Among them:
• Moving the stop sign at Calle Ventana and Del Vista Drive in the Mesa Del Sol area.
The T-intersection, with Calle Ventana as the through street, usually sees cars eastbound on Calle Ventana and turning north onto Del Vista, and southbound vehicles on Del Vista turning right onto Calle Ventana (Calle Ventana dead-ends to the east of Del Vista, where land is currently undeveloped).
A stop sign on the southbound side of Del Vista could be moved to the westbound side of Calle Vista to save southbound Del Vista motorists from an unnecessary stop. A double yellow stripe would be added to Calle Ventana and Del Vista to create a curve in the roadway.
• Raising the speed limit on Fortuna Road between city 28th and city 24th streets. Concerns that the 35 mph speed limit was too low led to a speed study, which resulted in the recommendation that the speed limit on this stretch be increased to 45 mph.
• Raising the speed limit on city 28th Street between Fortuna Road and Camino Del Sol. A speed study has recommended setting the speed limit at 30 mph.
• Erecting signage to show no parking on the soon-to-be completed reconstruction of Avenue C between 8th Street and Figueroa Avenue. The roadway will include one northbound lane, one southbound lane and a center turn lane, with a 9-foot shoulder. This design does not permit for on-street parking.
The potential changes are on the consent agenda, which is usually voted on as a block with little or no separate discussion.
Also on the supervisors' agenda:
• The board may give the green light for the county to negotiate with a contractor who seeks to replace the HVAC (heating-ventilation-air conditioning) controls at the Yuma County jail. Eckard Construction was the highest of two bidders for the project, which is budgeted at $250,000.
• The Planning and Zoning Commission recommends the supervisors approve a permit for a 9,100-square-foot Dollar General store along with a 46-space parking lot at the intersection of Foothills Boulevard and 46th Street. The lot, at the northwest corner, is currently vacant.
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