Docstoc

TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION - the Yuba County General Plan Update

Document Sample
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION - the Yuba County General Plan Update Powered By Docstoc
					                                           TRANSPORTATION AND
                                                  CIRCULATION
                         General Plan Update Background Report
                                                                                              November 2007



In This Background Report
                                                                                                                Page
Introduction................................................................................................. TRANS-1
Public Comments....................................................................................... TRANS-1
Travel Behavior in Yuba County .............................................................. TRANS-1
Roadway System ....................................................................................... TRANS-3
  State Highways ....................................................................................... TRANS-4
  Arterials and Collector Roads .............................................................. TRANS-4
  Roadway and Intersection Traffic Conditions ................................... TRANS-7
  Roadway Operations ............................................................................ TRANS-9
  Intersection Operations ....................................................................... TRANS-15
  Improvements ....................................................................................... TRANS-15
  Traffic Safety .......................................................................................... TRANS-16
Bicycle and Pedestrian System ............................................................. TRANS-23
Aviation System ........................................................................................ TRANS-24
Waterway System .................................................................................... TRANS-31
Goods and Materials Movement.......................................................... TRANS-31
  Rail Freight Transportation................................................................... TRANS-32
  Highway Freight Transportation ......................................................... TRANS-32
General Plan Issues and Opportunities ................................................ TRANS-32
  Issue TRANS-1: Land Use Decisions and Travel Choices................. TRANS-32
  Issue TRANS-2: Transportation Improvements. ................................. TRANS-33
References ................................................................................................ TRANS-35
Charts
Trans-1        Methods of Commuting in Yuba County in 2000................TRANS-2
Exhibits
Trans-1        Existing Study Roadway Functional Classification &
               Intersection Locations..............................................................TRANS-5
Trans-2        AM Peak-Hour Freeway Traffic Volumes and
               Intersection LOS ......................................................................TRANS-11
Trans-3        PM Peak-Hour Freeway Traffic Volumes and
               Intersection LOS ......................................................................TRANS-13
Trans-4        Existing Vehicle Collision Data on State Facilities
               (October 2003 to September 2006) ....................................TRANS-19
Trans-5        Existing Transit System.............................................................TRANS-21
Trans-6        General Bikeway Classifications ..........................................TRANS-25
Trans-7        Existing and Planned Bicycle Facilities in
               Unincorporated Areas ...........................................................TRANS-27


         YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                     TRANS-I
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


Trans-8     Existing Goods Movement and Aviation Facilities ........... TRANS-29
Tables
Trans-1     Yuba County Street Design Standards................................. TRANS-3
Table 2     Peak-Hour Level of Service Traffic Volume Thresholds ...... TRANS-8
Trans-3     Intersection Level of Service Definitions ............................... TRANS-9




                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                       TRANS-II
                                        TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                         Background Working Paper



Introduction
This working paper describes the circulation network in Yuba County—
roads, bridges, rails, trails, airfields, waterways etc.—and the ways in which
people, goods, and materials travel throughout the County, whether by
private vehicle, public transit, train, plane, bicycle, on foot, or other
means. This paper covers the physical conditions of the County’s
circulation infrastructure, operational conditions of transportation services,
and mobility (how people travel).
The following summary contains an evaluation of existing conditions for
regional roadways, traffic safety, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian
circulation, aviation, railways, waterways, and goods movement in the
County. Also described are key terms and methodologies that explain the
current conditions and the identified deficiencies in Yuba County’s
transportation system.

Public Comments
As part of the General Plan update process, Yuba County (County)
conducted General Plan town hall meetings in five locations in July 2007
to identify key issues of concern to County residents. Comments and
concerns include several themes related to transportation that should be
considered as part of updating the General Plan.
Traffic congestion was identified as a problem by an overwhelming
majority of participants at all Town Hall Forums. Participants identified
problems along State Highway Routes (SR) in the County, including SR-20,
SR-65, and SR-70. Certain participants proposed highway bypasses,
especially for Wheatland and for truck traffic around Marysville.
Many residents also identified a need for public transit. The large number
of Yuba County residents commuting outside the county for work was
recognized as the primary cause of traffic congestion by many forum
participants.
Streetscape improvements, including sidewalks, were suggested to
improve safety.

Travel Behavior in Yuba County
Land use patterns in Yuba County play an important role in the ways
people travel and transportation options available to the County
residents. Much of the County is rural in nature, with orchards, rice crops,
and cattle ranches. Most of Yuba County’s urban development has
occurred in the area south of the City of Marysville in the Linda, Olivehurst,
and Plumas Lake areas. These areas are generally low in density and


      YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                  TRANS-1
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


often separated by considerable distances, which places homes,
workplaces, schools, shopping areas, and other destinations at great
distances and requires residents to use automobiles for most personal trips.
The automobile is the most widely used form of transportation in Yuba
County. Both residents and commuters from the surrounding six counties,
who travel through the County to employment destinations, generate
automobile travel in Yuba County. The 2000 U.S. Census “journey to work”
data shows where residents of the County work, which is useful for
estimating peak hour traffic patterns and determining travel routes that
are more likely to be used during peak hours. Thirty-five percent of
employed Yuba County residents travel to Sutter, Placer, and Sacramento
Counties for work and travel 26 minutes to work, on average. The average
commute time for Yuba County residents increased more than for any
county except Sutter in the Sacramento region between 1990 and 2000.
Data from the 2000 U.S. Census illustrates the ways in which Yuba County
residents travel to work. Chart Trans-1 shows that 91 percent of all working
County residents travel from home to work by automobile, of which 18
percent travel in a carpool of two or more people. Walking, bicycling,
and public transit modes account for five percent of the total work trips
by Yuba County residents, while four percent of people work from home.




Yuba County travel patterns can be compared to the data from the six
counties in the Sacramento metropolitan area (Sacramento, Yolo, Sutter,
Yuba, El Dorado, and Placer counties). With the exception of Yolo County,
which includes the City of Davis’s high rate of travel other than by
automobile, Yuba County has the highest percent of walking and
bicycling as a commute travel choice. This is largely the result of
Marysville, Linda, and Wheatland residents, whom walk and bicycle to



                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                       TRANS-2
                                           TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                              Background Working Paper


work at a rate of 3.7 percent (U.S. Census Bureau 2000). Public transit use
in Yuba County is among the lowest in the region.

Roadway System
State routes (SR) 70, 65, 20, and 49 comprise the backbone of Yuba
County’s regional roadway network and serve the majority of the
County’s population in Marysville, Wheatland, and unincorporated
southern Yuba County. Arterials, collectors, and local roads form the
remainder of the County’s roadway system.
Exhibit Trans-1 displays the Yuba County roadway functional classification
system, which is generally consistent with the Yuba County 2007 Federal
Functional Classification Map. However, freeways and state highways are
specifically identified. In addition, several roadways (e.g., Erle Road) are
now classified as urban arterials (versus collectors), due to recent
development activity.       Exhibit Trans-1 also shows the number of lanes
along each roadway. The state highway network and County arterials
accommodate regional travel while the County collector and local
streets serve short- to medium-length trips. Table Trans-1 shows travel
lanes, widths, and other attributes of various County roadways by type.
                              Table Trans-1
                    Yuba County Street Design Standards

 Setting    Classification      Number     Street     Side-    Median         Bike
                                 of Thru   Width1     walks                  Lanes
                                 Lanes
Urban      Residential Local   2           38 ft.     Yes     No           No
           Road
Urban      Collector Road      2           40 ft. -   Yes     Raised       On-
                                           54 ft.             (Optional)   Street
Urban      Arterial Major      4           78 ft.     Yes     Yes          On-
           Road                                                            Street
Urban      Industrial/         2           44 ft. –   Yes     Raised       On-
           Commercial Road                 58 ft.             (Optional)   Street
Rural      Local Road          2           18 ft. –   No      No           No
                                           20 ft.
Rural      Minor Collector     2           24 ft. –   No      No           No
           Road                            26 ft.
Rural      Major Collector     2           32 ft.     No      No           4-foot
           Road                                                            paved
                                                                           shoulder
Rural      Arterial Road       2           40 ft.     No      No           8-foot
                                                                           paved
                                                                           shoulder
Note:   1 Measured from face of curb (including on-street bike lanes, median,
and gutter if present) or edge of shoulder


        YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                    TRANS-3
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


State Highways
State highways in Yuba County include freeways and conventional
highways, as described below. The California Department of
Transportation (Caltrans) operates and maintains these facilities. The
following describes each of the state highways in Yuba County.
        SR 20 serves commuter, commercial, agricultural, and recreational
        travel in Yuba County and as a regional east/west connection. It
        extends from west of Marysville through the Yuba County foothills
        and into Nevada County. East of Marysville, it is a two-lane
        conventional highway through flat and rolling terrain, serving
        communities such as Browns Valley, and Smartville.

        SR 49 serves regional north-south traffic in the northeastern area of
        the County. Within Yuba County, it is a two-lane conventional
        highway through rolling and mountainous terrain, serving the
        Camptonville and Log Cabin communities, as well as communities
        in adjacent Nevada County.

        SR 65 serves both local and regional travel within Yuba County. It
        begins at Interstate 80 in South Placer County and extends to the
        north through downtown Wheatland, terminating at SR 70. SR 65 is
        a two-lane conventional highway from Wheatland to South Beale
        Road, and a four-lane freeway north of South Beale Road to SR 70.
        SR 65 has interchanges at Forty Mile Road/Ostrom Road and
        McGowan Parkway.

        SR 70 serves both local and regional travel within Yuba County. It
        begins at SR 99 in Sutter County and extends to the north through
        Yuba County and into Butte County. It is a two- to four-lane
        conventional highway from Sutter/Yuba County Line to McGowan
        Parkway, where it becomes a four-lane freeway that extends into
        Marysville. Within Marysville, it is a two- to four-lane arterial. It is a
        two-lane conventional highway between Marysville and the
        Yuba/Butte County Line. SR 70 features interchanges at McGowan
        Parkway, SR 65, Olivehurst Avenue, Erle Road, Feather River
        Boulevard, and North Beale Road.

Arterials and Collector Roads
Yuba County has an extensive system of arterial and collector streets to
serve a variety of travel needs and purposes. Arterials and collector streets
in the southern portion of the County include:
        North Beale Road,
        Erle Road,
        McGowan Parkway,


                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                       TRANS-4
                             TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                           Background Working Paper


Olivehurst Avenue,
Feather River Boulevard,
Plumas Arboga Road,
Lindhurst Avenue,
Arboga Road,
Simpson Lane,
River Oaks Boulevard,
Forty Mile Road, and
Hammonton-Smartville Road.




YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
            TRANS-5
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper




                                 YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                             TRANS-6
                                       TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                         Background Working Paper


Arterials and collector streets in the northeast area of the County include
Marysville Road, Loma Rica Road, and Willow Glen Road.
Roadway and Intersection Traffic Conditions
The most common way to describe roadway traffic volumes is through the
“Level-of-Service” concept. Level of Service (LOS) is a general measure of
traffic conditions, whereby a letter grade, from A (the best) to F (the
worst), is assigned. These grades represent the perceptions of drivers, and
are an indication of the comfort and convenience associated with
driving, as well as speed, travel time, traffic interruptions, and freedom to
maneuver.        Although qualitative, this method of analysis provides a
relative measure of traffic volumes in relation to roadway/intersection
capacity.
The LOS grades are generally defined as follows:
      LOS A represents free-flow travel with an excellent level of comfort
      and convenience and freedom to maneuver.

      LOS B has stable operating conditions, but the presence of other
      road users causes a noticeable, though slight, reduction in comfort,
      convenience, and maneuvering freedom.

      LOS C has stable operating conditions, but the operation of
      individual users is substantially affected by the interaction with
      others in the traffic stream.

      LOS D represents high-density, but stable flow. Users experience
      severe restriction in speed and freedom to maneuver, with poor
      levels of comfort and convenience.

      LOS E represents operating conditions at or near capacity. Speeds
      are reduced to a low but relatively uniform value. Freedom to
      maneuver is difficult with users experiencing frustration and poor
      comfort and convenience. Unstable operation is frequent, and
      minor disturbances in traffic flow can cause breakdown conditions.

      LOS F is used to define forced or breakdown conditions. This
      condition exists wherever the volume of traffic exceeds the
      capacity of the roadway. Long queues can form behind these
      bottleneck points with queued traffic traveling in a stop-and-go
      fashion.

The LOS was calculated for each roadway segment in Yuba County’s
regional roadway system to evaluate existing traffic conditions. Peak-hour
LOS capacity thresholds were developed for the functional classifications
of Yuba County’s roadways. Roadway service levels were then
determined by comparing traffic volumes for selected roadway segments


     YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                 TRANS-7
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


with the peak-hour LOS capacity thresholds. These thresholds are shown in
Table Trans-2 and were calculated based on the methodology contained
in the Highway Capacity Manual, Transportation Research Board, 2000
(HCM 2000). The HCM 2000 methodology is the prevailing measurement
standard used throughout the United States.
                                Table Trans-2
             Peak-Hour Level of Service Traffic Volume Thresholds

                                                Maximum Peak Hour Volume at
          Roadway Capacity Class               LOS   LOS   LOS    LOS
                                                                       LOS E
                                                A     B     C      D
 Four Freeway Lanes                           2,660 4,360 6,180 7,500 8,440
 Conv. 4-Lane, Highway - Level Terrain        1,110 1,830 2,630 3,390 3,760
 Conv. 2-Lane Highway - Level Terrain          160   410   880   1,640 2,120
 Conv. 2-Lane Highway - Rolling Terrain        120   290   790   1,600 2,050
 2-Lane Rural Arterial - Rolling Terrain       120   290   790   1,600 2,050
 2-Lane Rural Arterial - Level Terrain         160   410   880   1,640 2,120
 2-Lane Collector or Local Street - Rolling
 Terrain                                       90    200   680     1,410   1,740
 2-Lane Collector or Local Street - Level
 Terrain                                      140    360   780     1,470   1,930
 Two-Lane Arterial (Urban)                     -      -    970     1,760   1,870
 Four-Lane Arterial, Undivided (Urban or
 Rural)                                        -      -    1,750   2,740   2,890
 Four-Lane Arterial, Divided (Urban)           -      -    1,920   3,540   3,740
 Six-Lane Arterial, Divided (Urban)            -      -    2,710   5,320   5,600
 Notes: “ – ” denotes that LOS threshold is not provided for facility type.
 Definition of local streets does not include two-lane streets with fronting
 residences.


Intersections were analyzed using the methodology contained in the HCM
2000. The LOS for signalized and all-way stop-controlled intersections is
based on the average control delay for all vehicles passing through the
intersection. At side-street stop-controlled intersections, the LOS is based
on the side-street movement with the highest delay. Table Trans-3
summarizes the relationship between delay and LOS for signalized and
unsignalized intersections.




                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                       TRANS-8
                                       TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                         Background Working Paper




                                Table Trans-3
                  Intersection Level of Service Definitions

                         Average Control Delay (seconds/vehicle)
        LOS
                    Signalized Intersections  Unsignalized Intersections
         A                   ≤ 10.0                     ≤10.0
         B                 10.1 – 20.0               10.1 – 15.0
         C                 20.1 – 35.0               15.1 – 25.0
         D                 35.1 – 55.0               25.1 – 35.0
         E                 55.1 – 80.0               35.1 – 50.0
         F                   > 80.0                     > 50.0
   Source: Highway Capacity Manual, Transportation Research Board, 2000.


The transportation analysis on County roadways and intersections is based
on the PM peak hour, which is normally the highest hourly volume during a
typical weekday. This volume is typically used to design future roadways.
The one routine exception to exclusive use of the PM peak hour for traffic
impact analysis is for the freeway and highway roadway system. These
roadways serve a high volume of commuter traffic during both the AM
and PM peak hours. In some cases, the AM peak-hour volumes, which
also occur on a regular basis, are higher than PM peak-hour volumes.
Further, the freeway and highway system is sometimes divided such that
improvements can be made to only one direction of travel flow, if
needed. Therefore, analyzing the AM peak-hour was considered
necessary for the General Plan update, in order to identify potential
deficiencies that may occur only during this time period.
The acceptability of operations at the study roadways and intersections
was analyzed based on the applicable agency’s LOS thresholds (either
the County or Caltrans). The existing General Plan establishes LOS C as the
County’s standard for County roadways. State highway facilities were
analyzed based on Caltrans LOS thresholds contained in the
Transportation Concept Report for each facility.
Roadway Operations
Exhibit Trans-2 displays existing AM peak-hour traffic volumes and LOS on
the study freeways and highways. Exhibit Trans-3 displays existing PM
peak-hour traffic volumes and LOS on County roads and state freeways
and highways. The LOS is based primarily on traffic counts collected in
2007. However, some counts from 2005 and 2006 were used in areas that
experienced little growth. The AM peak hour generally occurred from 7:30
to 8:30 AM, while the PM peak hour occurred from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
Appendices A and B provide a detailed listing of operations for each
roadway segment for AM and PM peak-hour conditions, respectively.

     YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                 TRANS-9
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


The following state highway/freeway facilities in Yuba County currently
operate below their established LOS thresholds:
        SR 70 – Yuba/Sutter County line to Feather River Boulevard (LOS D
        during AM and PM peak hours)

        SR 70 – 1st Street to 10th Street in downtown Marysville (LOS F during
        AM and PM peak hours)

Segments of SR 20 through Marysville and to the east, SR 65 through
Wheatland, and SR 70 north of Marysville operate at LOS D. This level of
service is considered acceptable for those facilities. The segment of SR 65
in the Wheatland area is nearing LOS E during the PM peak hour.

Exhibit Trans-3 shows that all County study roads currently operate at LOS
C or better during the PM peak hour, with the exception of the Simpson
Lane Bridge across the Yuba River, which operates at LOS D. The volume
on this segment exceeds the maximum LOS C volume by 40 PM peak-
hour vehicles, indicating that it currently operates near the boundary
between LOS C and D. The 5th Street Bridge across the Feather River in
Marysville operates at LOS F.

Truck traffic represents a considerable amount of total traffic on certain
state highways and County roads. Trucks haul a variety of goods including
aggregate, timber, and agricultural products. Trucks generally require
greater distances than cars to accelerate and decelerate and can
impede a motorist’s ability to pass on two-lane highways.
The following list summarizes the percentage of trucks (defined as having
three or more axles) on selected state highways and county roads:
        SR 70 across Yuba River – 8% trucks during AM peak period and 2%
        trucks during PM peak period

        SR 20 at Yuba/Sutter County line – 4.8% trucks on daily basis, at
        Hallwood Boulevard – 10.9% trucks on a daily basis (Caltrans 2005)

        SR 65 at 40-Mile Road – 28.7% trucks on a daily basis, at SR 70 – 22%
        trucks on a daily basis (Caltrans 2005)

        Simpson Lane across Yuba River – 7.5% trucks over a 24-hour period

        North Beale Road east of Lindhurst Avenue – 6% trucks over a 24-
        hour period

        Hammonton-Smartville Road east of Simpson Lane – 17% trucks
        over a 24-hour period

        Lindhurst Avenue at Erle Road – 21% trucks during AM peak period
        and 2% trucks during PM peak period


                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                      TRANS-10
                                             TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                                  Background Working Paper


Intersection Operations
Exhibit Trans-1 shows 23 roadway intersections selected for analysis during
AM and PM peak hours. Four of these intersections are controlled by
traffic signals, while the other 19 have stop signs. These intersections are
located on county roads, state highways, and freeway interchange
ramps. Exhibits Trans-2 and Trans-3 display the AM and PM peak-hour LOS
at each intersection for AM and PM peak-hour conditions, respectively.
Appendix C displays the traffic control, average delay, LOS, and
applicable LOS threshold for each intersection. Appendix D contains the
technical calculations.
The following intersections currently operate below their established LOS
threshold:
        SR 20/Woodruff Lane (LOS F during PM peak hour)
        SR 70 SB Ramps/Erle Road (LOS F during AM and PM peak hours)
        Erle Road/Lindhurst Avenue (LOS D during AM and PM peak hours)
        Olivehurst Avenue/Chestnut Road (LOS F during AM and PM peak
        hours)
        SR 70 SB Ramps/McGowan Parkway (LOS E during AM peak hour)
        SR 70 NB Ramps/McGowan Parkway (LOS F during AM peak hour)
        SR 65 SB Ramps/McGowan Parkway (LOS D during AM peak hour)
        SR 65/South Beale Road (LOS D during PM peak hour)

Each of the above intersections operates with minor-street stop sign, with
the exception of the Erle Road/Lindhurst Avenue intersection, which has a
traffic signal. The reported LOS D through F operations at these
intersections is for the minor street movement. Through and turning traffic
on the major street experience little or no delay. At many of these
unsignalized locations, operations could be enhanced by installing traffic
signals, adding additional approach lanes, restricting certain turning
movements, or providing a median refuge lane.1

Improvements
The vast majority of Yuba County roadways and intersections currently
operate at acceptable levels. Most of the identified deficiencies can be
restored to acceptable levels by “spot improvements,” some of which are
included in the County’s Public Facilities Fee program or road fee
programs for individual specific plans. The following lists main deficient
facilities in the County and their planned improvements:


1 A lane in the middle of the road marked with a broken double yellow line that allows
  cars to safely begin or complete a left turn from either direction without impeding the
  main flow of traffic.



      YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                 TRANS-15
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


        SR 70 through Marysville – The County is pursuing the Yuba River
        Parkway, which would be a four- to six-lane expressway
        connecting SR 20 and SR 65/70. This would provide some traffic
        relief to downtown Marysville. The County’s fee program is
        collecting funds to help pay for this road.

        SR 70 from Yuba/Sutter line to Feather River Boulevard – Caltrans is
        planning to widen SR 70 from two to four lanes from the Bear River
        bridge south to beyond the town of Nicolaus. Construction is
        expected to begin in 2008, with funding from the State
        Transportation Improvement Program.

        SR 65 north, south, and through Wheatland – A SR 65 bypass
        around Wheatland is planned. The County’s fee program is
        collecting funds to help pay for this road. The Wheatland General
        Plan also includes this highway and the City is collecting funds as
        new development is approved for this set of improvements.

        SR 65/McGowan Parkway and SR 70/McGowan Parkway
        interchanges – The Plumas Lake/North Arboga Road Fee program
        includes signalization of ramp intersections at these two
        interchanges.

As development continues in the southern area of Yuba County, the
demand for travel will increase on many County roads. Although these
roads operate acceptably today, some are not designed to handle
increased traffic volumes without improvements. Many of these roads lack
adequate shoulders, turn lanes at major intersections, on-street bicycle
lanes, street lighting, and sidewalks. They may have pavement in fair to
poor condition (e.g., Dairy Road), or be used sporadically by agricultural
equipment (e.g., Feather River Boulevard). Other roads are heavily used
by trucks and have pavement in deteriorating condition. Road fee
programs for the North Arboga, East Linda, and Plumas Lake Specific
Plans cover many of the needed improvements.

Traffic Safety
Traffic collision data is used to identify locations where the combination of
physical conditions, traffic controls, and driver behavior may contribute to
a safety problem. Many city and county agencies use accident data to
determine necessary roadway or intersection modifications to improve
traffic safety. Yuba County neither uses automated tools nor a procedural
guide to conduct traffic collision analysis and to identify high-risk locations
for traffic safety improvements or law enforcement. However, the County
has recently been awarded a grant from the State of California’s Office of
Traffic Safety to create a GIS-based collision record system, which will help
staff identify needed roadway improvements to increase safety.


                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                      TRANS-16
                                       TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                         Background Working Paper


Caltrans maintains a collision database for state facilities. Exhibit Trans-4
shows the number of collisions and fatalities on SR 20, 49, 65, and 70
traversing Yuba County between October 2003 and September 2006. The
highest concentration of collisions, including fatalities, occurred along SR
70 north of the City of Marysville. The segments of SR 20 between
Marysville Road and Smartville Road, and SR 70 between Erle Road and
SR 65 also experienced 60 or more collisions during the three-year period.
The segment of SR 70 north of Marysville had a significantly higher rate of
accidents (per million vehicle miles of travel), when compared to state-
wide accident statistics for comparable facilities.

Public Transportation System
Public transportation in Yuba County consists of the following services and
facilities:
      Public bus service
      Park-and-ride facilities
      Taxi service
      Commercial bus service
      Vanpools and carpools

Public transportation in Yuba County is operated by Yuba-Sutter Transit,
which offers both fixed-route and demand-responsive services to County
residents through local, commuter, and rural bus routes (See Exhibit Trans-
5). Park-and-Ride lots for Yuba-Sutter Transit are available in Marysville at
the Yuba County Government Center and at the North Beale Transit
Center. Two park-and-ride lots are included in the Plumas Lake Specific
Plan Capital Improvements Plan.         One is at Powerline Road and
McGowan Parkway, and will be constructed in 2008. The other is at
Feather River Boulevard and SR 70 and will be constructed in 2011.
Yuba-Sutter Transit operates six local fixed-routes within Yuba County.
These routes operate between 6:30 AM and 6:30 PM weekdays and from
8:30 AM to 5:50 PM on Saturdays. No service is available on Sundays.
Busses operate on 30 to 60 minute headways with timed transfers at Yuba
College, the North Beale Road Transit Center, and the Yuba County
Government Center in Marysville. All Yuba-Sutter Transit busses are
equipped with two bicycle racks. For 22 operating weekdays In March
2007, Yuba-Sutter Transit served 2,518 average daily riders on its local,
fixed-route busses. See Exhibit Trans-5 for bus service routes.
Yuba-Sutter Transit also offers two weekday commuter bus routes, the
Sacramento Commuter Express and the Sacramento Midday Express,
operating between Marysville and Sacramento. The Sacramento
Commuter Express provides two morning and two evening routes with
stops in Marysville and Linda. The Sacramento Midday Express offers late
morning, noon and early afternoon service each weekday. For 22


     YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                TRANS-17
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


operating weekdays in March 2007, the combined one-way, passenger
trips for these routes totaled 3,769. Yuba-Sutter Transit’s Draft Sacramento
Service Plan includes two additional morning and evening schedules for
the Sacramento Commuter Express.
A combination of advance reservation and scheduled services are
offered from selected rural cities and communities to Marysville, where
transfers can be made to other services. Yuba-Sutter Transit operates the
Foothills Route and the Wheatland Route within Yuba County, with a
combined average of 11 daily riders during the 13 operating weekdays in
March 2007. The Foothills Route offers two round-trips every Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from Challenge, Brownsville and Dobbins to
Marysville and most points in between. The Wheatland Route offers one
round-trip each Tuesday from Wheatland to Linda and Marysville.
Dial-A-Ride is Yuba-Sutter Transit's complimentary paratransit service under
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Passengers with disabilities that
prevent them from using Yuba-Sutter Transit's fixed route bus system may
apply for ADA status to receive priority service on Dial-A-Ride; however,
there are no passenger eligibility restrictions for Dial-A-Ride after 6:00 PM
each weekday. Dial-A-Ride offers curb-to-curb shared ride service within
approximately two miles of Yuba-Sutter Transit’s local fixed routes in Yuba
County. For ADA eligible passengers, the service area boundary extends
to 3/4 mile beyond any urban fixed route regardless of the general Dial-A-
Ride service area. This service is available from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM on
weekdays and from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Saturdays. No service is
provided on Sundays.
Commercial bus service in Yuba County is provided by Greyhound and
Amtrak, with service stops in Marysville. Service at these stops may vary by
schedule, day, week, carrier, or season. Both Amtrak and Greyhound
provide connecting service to Chico and Sacramento, with statewide
and national connections.
In 2004, the Transportation Management Association received a grant
from the Feather River Air Quality Management District to launch
rideshare services in Yuba County. Plans are underway to work with a
number of local companies and agencies to provide information and
hands-on assistance leading to expanded carpooling, vanpooling, public
transit and local bicycle commute options. Working with Enterprise
Rideshare, this venture has already committed incentive funding to a new
vanpool running between Elk Grove and Beale Air Force Base. The County
is now part of the Yuba Sutter Transportation Management Association, a
nonprofit partnership of public and private employers in Yuba and Sutter
counties, offering its members resources and services for commute
alternatives in the region.




                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                      TRANS-18
                                        TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                          Background Working Paper



Bicycle and Pedestrian System
While the bicycle and pedestrian network within Yuba County is
intermittent, current and planned development present opportunities to
provide a more comprehensive system in certain portions of the County,
as noted below. There are several components that make a
comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian system. A few factors that are
important for Yuba County include presence/continuity of sidewalks and
bicycle facilities, access to transit, and connections to major destinations.
The Yuba-Sutter Bikeway Master Plan (1995) identifies existing and planned
bikeways, lanes, and paths within Yuba County. The facilities identified in
the Master Plan are defined as follows (see Exhibit Trans-6 for standards for
each facility type).
      Class I Bikeway (Bike Path) provides a completely separated right-
      of-way for the exclusive use of bicycles and pedestrians with cross-
      flow minimized.

      Class II Bikeway (Bike Lane) provides a striped lane for one-way
      bike travel on a street or highway. These lanes are for the exclusive
      or semi-exclusive use of bicycles with through travel by motor
      vehicles or pedestrians prohibited.

      Class III Bikeway (Bike Route) provides for shared use with
      pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic. Class III routes provide a right-of-
      way designated by signs or permanent markings and shared with
      pedestrians or motorists.

Exhibit Trans-7 shows existing and planned bicycle facilities within Yuba
County. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities are generally not provided in the
foothills of Yuba County, where rolling terrain and considerable distances
between major destinations are prohibitive of bicycle and pedestrian
travel. Southern Yuba County’s flat terrain allows the potential for more
bicycling and walking trips. There are more sidewalks and bicycle facilities
on major roadways in southern Yuba County, such as along Simpson
Lane, North Beale Road, Plumas Arboga Road, Olivehurst Avenue, and
McGowan Parkway. However, there are many areas of Linda and
Olivehurst that have discontinuous sidewalks or lack them entirely.
Caltrans allows bicycle access on State Routes (SR) 20, SR 49, SR 65, SR 70,
except for the following two locations:
      SR 65 between South Beale Road and the SR 70 junction
      SR 70 between SR 65 junction and the north end of the Yuba River
      Bridge

Class I bike paths within the City of Marysville connect to SR 20 via the
levee to the eastern side of Marysville and to SR 20 bordering the western

     YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                TRANS-23
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


side of the City. There is also a Class I facility connecting to SR 70 on the
north side of the Yuba River Bridge. While there are Class I, Class II, and
Class III facilities that connect to SR 70 to the northern and southern ends
of the Yuba River Bridge, bicyclists and pedestrians are limited to sharing a
narrow sidewalk at this location. However, the Sacramento Area Council
of Governments (SACOG) has listed a Class I bike path in its Regional
Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Master Plan (Amended July 2007) that
would extend through southern Yuba County near the railroad tracks,
over the Yuba River, and connecting to Sutter County via the Twin Cities
Memorial Bridge. SACOG has also listed Class II bike lanes along Arboga
Road between Erle Road and McGowan Parkway, and between
Hammonton-Smartville Road and Olivehurst Avenue.

Aviation System
Yuba County has three general aviation airports, as shown in Exhibit Trans-
8. Beale Air Force Base is a military airport owned by the United States Air
Force. The Yuba County Airport is owned and operated by the County.
While the Brownsville Airport is for public use, it is privately owned by
Second Golden Feather Nest Limited Partnership. A brief summary of
physical and operational conditions at each airport is provided below
and is based on data provided by http://www.airnav.com.
Beale Air Force Base is located east of Marysville and accessed from
Hammonton-Smartville Road and Beale Road. The airport has been in
operation for 60 years and has a single runway.
The Yuba County Airport is located south of Marysville between Feather
River Boulevard and Arboga Road. It opened in 1943 and has two
runways. The Brownsville Airport is located in the foothills between the
communities of Brownsville and Rackerby. It opened in 1965 and has a
single runway.
Caltrans’ Division of Aeronautics identifies improvements in its California
Aviation System Plan: Capital Improvement Plan (August 2005) to prioritize
needed airport capacity and safety related infrastructure enhancements
that impact the safety and effectiveness of the California Aviation
Transportation System. For the Yuba County Airport, improvements include
constructing a T-hanger taxilane by 2008 with an estimated cost of
$130,000, and in 2009 performing pavement maintenance for an
additional $500,000. Long-term investments in drainage improvements are
also planned for 2010 and estimated to cost $2.5 million.




                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                      TRANS-24
                                      TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                       Background Working Paper



Waterway System
Depicted in Exhibit Trans-8 are two major rivers that run through Yuba
County and various reservoirs throughout the County. The Yuba River runs
generally east-west through the County, and joins the Feather River in the
southwestern area of Marysville. The Feather River runs in a north-south
direction along the western edge of the County. The Bear River to the
south parallels the Yuba/Placer and Yuba/Sutter County lines.
Yuba County has many reservoirs, which are mostly used for recreation,
including:
      Collins Lake, which is located adjacent to Marysville Road near the
      Oregon House community in the County foothills;

      Bullards Bar Reservoir, which is located northeast of Collins Lake
      and also accessed from Marysville Road;

      Camp Far West Reservoir, which is located in the southeastern
      corner of Yuba County and accessed via Spenceville Road and
      Camp Far West Road;

      Harry L. Englebright Lake is partly in Yuba County and partly in
      Nevada County, on the Yuba River, approximately three miles
      north-northeast of Smartville;

      Lake Francis, which is on Dobbins Creek just south of Marysville
      Road and approximately two miles east of Oregon House;

      Lake Mildred is located in the Oregon House area just north of SR
      20; and,

      Ellis Lake is located in Marysville near the junction of SR 20 and SR
      70.

During summer months, Marysville Road, SR 20, Spenceville Road, and
Camp Far West Road are frequently used by recreational vehicles to
access recreational areas throughout Yuba County.

Goods and Materials Movement
The railroad system and state highway system provide the major
transportation network for the movement of goods and materials within
Yuba County. Each system is discussed below as it relates to operation
and service of transporting freight. Exhibit Trans-8 shows the rail and
highway network and identifies at-grade and grade separated railroad
crossings.



     YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                TRANS-31
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


Rail Freight Transportation
Yuba County is served by two freight railroads that are owned and
operated by Union Pacific Railroad. Transported commodities include
chemicals, coal, food and food products, truck trailers and containers,
forest products, grain and grain products, metals and minerals, and
automobiles and parts.
One of the railroad lines parallels SR 70 through Yuba County, while the
other line parallels SR 65 (and then SR 70) from Placer County into
Marysville and then northwesterly into Sutter and Butte Counties. The line
parallel to SR 70 has seven at-grade crossings with surface streets in the
unincorporated County. The line that parallels SR 65 and then SR 70 from
Placer County into Marysville has three at-grade crossings with surface
streets in the unincorporated County. Continuing development in the
southern area of the County will cause greater levels of traffic at these at-
grade crossings, which could result in the need for at-grade signalization
improvements or grade-separations.
Highway Freight Transportation
All state routes within Yuba County have been designated as truck routes
by Caltrans. All Interstates and some segments of the state highways are
included in the National Network for Surface Transportation Assistance Act
of 1982 (STAA). The STAA required states to allow larger trucks on the
National Network, which is comprised of the interstate system and the
non-interstate federal aid primary system. STAA trucks are also permitted
on Terminal Access routes, which may be on City or County streets.
Terminal Access routes provide for truck travel between National Network
routes, and to access a truck’s operating facility.
As noted earlier, various state facilities and County roads are used
extensively by truck traffic. However, no county roadways within the
unincorporated parts of Yuba County are presently designated as STAA
routes.
More information on the STAA is available on the Caltrans website:
http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/trucks/routes/truck-routes.htm

General Plan Issues and Opportunities
Following are examples of some of the key air issues to be considered by
the General Plan Update Advisory Committee, decision makers, and the
public in updating the Yuba County General Plan.

Issue TRANS-1: Land Use Decisions and Travel Choices.
Recent development in Yuba County has consisted primarily of residential
uses located in the southern part of the County (within the Plumas Lake,
North Arboga, East Linda, and Olivehurst areas). Decisions to allow

                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                      TRANS-32
                                      TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                       Background Working Paper


development in these areas occurred long ago. The relative lack of
nearby supporting land uses (e.g., shopping, employment) and/or the
orientation of destination land uses to large roadways instead of the
surrounding neighborhoods has resulted in nearly exclusive reliance on the
automobile for travel needs. When different destinations, such as shops,
jobs, parks, and schools are located in proximity to housing without
barriers in between, like high-volume roadways, people can walk or
bicycle to meet daily needs.
The development patterns may also contribute to a relatively high level of
trip-chaining, whereby drivers combine several destinations/trip purposes
into a single outing. Trip chaining has resulted in fewer vehicle trips per
day on average from new developments than might otherwise be
expected. For instance, in March 2007, Fehr & Peers conducted a trip
generation survey of the 1,619 occupied dwelling units in the Plumas Lake
development project, and found that these dwelling units generate an
average of 5.8 daily trips per unit. Studies of residential areas in
Sacramento have revealed trip rates of 9 to 12 trips per unit. It appears
that new residents of south Yuba County are making fewer home-based
trips, but those trips are of longer length when compared to other areas in
the Sacramento region.
Should the County require mixed land uses in close proximity, highly
connected roadway networks, and other components that make
pedestrian, bicycle, and transit travel modes possible for current and
future residents?
Should the County focus new development in already developed areas
and/or in compact, specific focus areas (as opposed to distributed
throughout the County) in order to reduce trip lengths and allow use of
alternative modes?
Should the County explore, in coordination with transit agencies and
other public agencies, expanded transit with complementary land use
patterns to accommodate work related trips?
Should the County focus on retail development that can generate sales
tax revenue to help fund various transportation improvements and that is
located in a way to reduce vehicle trips or trip lengths?
These and similar questions can be addressed through updated General
Plan policy, with complementary land use diagram and circulation
diagram changes.

Issue TRANS-2: Transportation Improvements.                  There are
several costly improvements that may be required to serve future
vehicular travel demand, if the current rates of travel and mode shares
continue (Yuba River Pkwy, Wheatland Bypass, railroad grade-
separations, numerous interchange upgrades).


     YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                TRANS-33
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


Will it be possible to collect sufficient revenues from new development to
fund the necessary infrastructure improvements?
What other sources of funding are appropriate? (sales, property, other?)
How does the 3rd bridge over the Feather River fit into the planned system
(given that it is not included in the SACOG 2035 Draft MTP)?
Even with the proposed Yuba River Parkway (Marysville Bypass), the
bottleneck through Marysville continues to get worse as southern Yuba
County and City of Yuba City continue to grow.
What role does the County have in solving this problem?
To what extent should the County plan to make operational/safety
improvements to certain roads in the foothills?
Will Yuba-Sutter Transit be expanded to provide fixed-route bus service
through a greater portion of the County?
There are large areas of existing developed communities, especially Linda
and Olivehurst that have discontinuous sidewalks or are lacking in
sidewalks altogether.
Should the County continue or increase the level of spot improvements to
sidewalks and other pedestrian/bicycle enhancements in existing
developed areas, such as Linda and Olivehurst, to enhance
bicycle/pedestrian connectivity?
How should such investments be prioritized?
Should the existing homeowners share in the cost of the sidewalks?
Truck traffic, in particular truck traffic for aggregate has been an issue for
some County residents.
Should the County be promoting ways to transport aggregate out of the
County by rail and/or conveyor to reduce truck traffic?




                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                      TRANS-34
                                        TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
                                                             Background Working Paper



References
Air   Navigation.   2007.  Air   Navigation    Web     Site.             Available
       http://www.airnav.com/. Accessed July 31, 2007.
Amtrak. 2007. Amtrak Web Site. Available http://www.amtrak.com/.
      Accessed July 30, 2007.
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). 1989 (July). Route
       Concept Report for State Route 20. District 3. Marysville, CA.
___2000 (September). Route Concept Report for State Route 49. District 3.
      Marysville, CA.
___2001 (July). Route Concept Report for State Route 65. District 3.
      Marysville, CA.
___2000 (September). Route Concept Report for State Route 70. District 3.
      Marysville, CA.
Caltrans District 3, Office of Regional and Transit Planning. 2004 (January).
      Bicycle Facilities Maps.
Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics. 2005 (August). California Aviation System
      Plan: Capital Improvement Plan.
Caltrans, Traffic Data Branch. Truck Traffic (Annual Average Daily Truck
      Traffic)    on    Calif. State    Hwys.     Caltrans  web      site.
      http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/traffops/saferesr/trafdata/index.htm.
      Accessed October 24, 2007.
City of Marysville. 1985. City of Marysville General Plan.
City of Wheatland. 2006. City of Wheatland General Plan.
County of Yuba. 2007. Public Works Department. Bicycle Facilities Maps.
     Van Boeck,
County of Yuba. 2007 (January). Public Works Department. Office of
     Traffic Safety Grant Proposal. Michael G. Lee, Yuba County Public
     Works Director.
County of Yuba. 2007. Yuba County Web Site.                              Available
     http://www.co.yuba.ca.us/. Accessed July 19, 2007.
County of Yuba. 1996. Yuba County General Plan.
EPS. 2004. Plumas Lake Specific Plan/North Arboga Study Area Road Fee
       Nexus Study
Feather River Air Quality Management District. 1995 (December). Yuba-
      Sutter Bikeway Master Plan
Maximus. 2004. Yuba County Impact Fee Update Report


      YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                 TRANS-35
TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION
Background Working Paper


State of California, Department of Boating and Waterways Website. 2007.
       Available
       http://www.dbw.ca.gov/PressRoom/2002/020920bwc.asp.
       Accessed July, 30, 2007
Transportation Research Board. 2000. Highway Capacity Manual
United States Census Bureau. 2000. Journey to Work Census Data. Yuba
      County, CA.
Yuba Sutter Transit. 2007. Yuba Sutter Transit Web Site. Available
     http://www.yubasuttertransit.com/. Accessed July 25, 2007.
Yuba Sutter Transportation Management Association. 2007. Yuba Suttter
      TMA Web Site. Available http://yubasuttertma.org/. Accessed July
      26, 2007.
Personal Communications
Martin, Keith. Public Transit Manager. Yuba-Sutter Transit. Marysville, CA.
       July 19, 2007 – personal communications with Lauren Hilliard




                           YUBA COUNTY GENERAL PLAN UPDATE
                                      TRANS-36
                                                                          Appendix A
             Existing AM Peak Hour Traffic Volumes,
                 Level of Service, and Level of Service
                                           Thresholds




                                   Segment              AM Peak
     Roadway                                                        LOS   LOS Threshold
                              To              From     Hour Count

SR 20                 I Street         E Street          2,590      A           E
                                       Smartsville
SR 20                 Marysville Rd                       372       C          D
                                       Rd
                                       Olivehurst
Lindhurst Ave         Erle Rd                             638        --        C
                                       Ave
SR 65                 S Beale Rd       Forty Mile Rd     1,441      A          C

SR 65                 Forty Mile Rd    SR 70             1,377      A          C

SR 70                 SR 65            Erle Rd           3,163       B         D

SR 70                 Erle Rd          1st St            4,162       B         D
                      Feather River    Yuba/Sutter
SR 70                                                    1,317      D          C
                      Blvd             Line
SR 70                 SR 65            Algodon Rd        1,319      A          C
                                       Feather River
SR 70                 Algodon Rd                         1,153       B         C
                                       Blvd
SR 70                 Laurellen Rd     Woodruff Ln        763       C          D
                                       Yuba/Butte
SR 70                 Woodruff Ln                         708       C          D
                                       County Line
5th St (Twin Cities
                      2nd St           I St              1,904       --       N/A
Mem.Bridge)
SR 20                 22nd St          Woodruff Ln        945       D          D
                      Loma Rica
SR20 / Browns Rd                       Marysville Rd      748       C          D
                      Rd
                                       Yuba County
SR 65                 Main St                            1,396      D           E
                                       Line
SR 65                 Main St          First St          1,286      D           E
                      Second           South Beale
SR 65                                                    1,438      D           E
                      Street           Rd
                                    Segment              AM Peak
    Roadway                                                          LOS   LOS Threshold
                               To              From     Hour Count

Wheatland Road        Forty Mile Rd     Olive St           112        --        C
                      Front St/Olive
Spenceville Road                        Jasper Ln          246        --        C
                      St
                                        Hammonton-
Simpson Ln            Ramirez St                           882        --        C
                                        Smartville Rd
SR 70                 1st St            10th St           4,162       F         D
SR 20/Feather River
                      Sutter St         I St              2,796      D           E
Bridge
SR 70                 12th St           Laurellen Rd      1,412      D          D
                      McGowan
Rancho Road                             Ostrom Rd           98        --        C
                      Pkwy
Hammonton-
                      Simpson Ln        N. Beale Rd        839        --        C
Smartville Rd
Lindhurst Ave         Erle Rd           N. Beale Rd        643        --        C

SR 20                 Ramirez St        22nd St           1,596      D           E

Rancho Road           Ostrom Rd         SR 65               16        --        C
                      Feather River
Ella Ave                                Arboga Rd           71        --        C
                      Blvd
Feather River Blvd    Algodon Rd        SR 70               42        --        C
                      Feather River
Algodon Rd                              SR 70               67        --        C
                      Blvd
                      Plumas
Forty Mile Road                         SR 65              115        --        C
                      Arboga Rd
                      Plumas            Wheatland
Forty Mile Road                                            101        --        C
                      Arboga Rd         Rd
Dairy Rd              Forty Mile Rd     SR 65               37        --        C
                                        Camp Far
Spenceville Road      Jasper Ln                            213        --        C
                                        West Rd
S. Beale Rd           SR 65             Ostrom Rd          166        --        C

Woodruff Ln           Matthews Ln       SR 20              102        --        C
                      Plumas            McGowan
Arboga Rd                                                  380        --        C
                      Arboga Rd         Pkwy
                      McGowan
Arboga Rd                               Pasado Rd          305        --        C
                      Pkwy
McGowan
                      Arboga Rd         SR 70              539        --        C
Parkway
McGowan
                      SR 70             SR 65             1,002       --        C
Parkway
                      McGowan
Olivehurst Ave                          SR 70              137        --        C
                      Pkwy
Feather River Blvd    Grand Ave         SR 70              314        --        C

N. Beale Rd           Griffith Ave      Lindhurst Ave     1,373       --        C
                                  Segment              AM Peak
    Roadway                                                        LOS   LOS Threshold
                             To             From      Hour Count

N. Beale Rd          Griffith Ave     Beale Rd           389        --        C
Hammonton-
                     Simpson Ln       Griffith Ave       451        --        C
Smartville Rd
Hammonton-
                     Griffith Ave     North Erle Rd      382        --        C
Smartville Rd
Erle Road            Griffith Ave     Virginia Rd         52        --        C
Hammonton-                            Smartsville
                     North Erle Rd                       477        --        C
Smartville Rd                         Rd
Waldo Road/          Spenceville      Hammonton-
                                                          36        --        C
Smartville Rd        Rd               Smartville Rd
Erle Road            Lindhurst Ave    Griffith Ave       209        --        C
                                      Hammonton-
Griffith Ave         Erle Rd                             205        --        C
                                      Smartville Rd
Woodruff Ln          SR 70            Mathews Ln          47        --        C

River Oaks Blvd      Algodon Rd       Kinsington Dr      361        --        C
                     Plumas
Feather River Blvd                    Grand Ave          181        --        C
                     Arboga Rd
                                      Feather River
River Oaks Blvd      Kinsington Dr                       483        --        C
                                      Blvd
Spring Valley Rd     SR 20            Marysville Rd       31       --         C
                                      Fruitland
Loma Rica Rd         SR 20                               277        --        C
                                      Road
                                      Fruitland
Marysville Rd        SR 20                               396        --        C
                                      Road
                     Loma Rica
Fruitland Rd                          Marysville Rd       95       --         C
                     Rd
                                      Loma Rica
Fruitland Rd         Huncut Rd                            24        --        C
                                      Rd
Loma Rica Rd         Fruitland Rd     Marysville Rd       87        --        C
                     Butte County     Loma Rica
Los Verjeles Rd                                           52        --        C
                     Line             Rd
                                      Willow Glen
Marysville Rd        Fruitland Rd                        336        --        C
                                      Rd
                                      South of
Hallwood Blvd        SR 20                                87        --        C
                                      Walnut Ave
                     Old
Plumas Arboga Rd                      Forty Mile Rd      155        --        C
                     Marysville Rd
                                      Frenchtown
Willow Glen Rd       Marysville Rd                        94        --        C
                                      Rd
Feather River Blvd   Algodon Rd       Plumas Ave          61        --        C
                     Willow Glen      Butte County
La Porte Rd                                               33        --        C
                     Rd               Line
                                      South Beale
Ostrom Rd            Rancho Rd                            87        --        C
                                      Rd
                     Feather River
Plumas Arboga Rd                      Arboga Rd          206        --        C
                     Blvd
                                     Segment              AM Peak
     Roadway                                                          LOS   LOS Threshold
                                To             From      Hour Count

Oregon Hill Rd          La Porte Rd      Marysville Rd       2         --        C
                        Willow Glen      Oregon Hill
Marysville Rd                                               190        --        C
                        Rd               Rd
                        Oregon Hill
Marysville Rd                            SR 49               45        --        C
                        Rd
Plumas Arboga Rd        Arboga Rd        SR 70              369        --        C
                        Nevada           Yuba County
SR 49                                                       121        B         D
                        County Line      Line
                                         Willow Glen
Frenchtown Rd           Marysville Rd                        73        --        C
                                         Rd
                        Butte County     Plumas
La Porte Rd                                                  31        --        C
                        Line             County Line
Camp Far West           Spenceville      Spenceville
                                                             73        --        C
Road                    Rd (South)       Rd (North)
                        Hammonton-
Smartville Rd                            SR 20              237        --        C
                        Smartville
Ramirez Rd              SR 70            Mathews Ln          86        --        C

Mathews Ln              Ramirez St       Woodruff           102        --        C

Source: Fehr & Peers, 2007
                                                                          Appendix B
             Existing PM Peak Hour Traffic Volumes,
                Level of Service, and Level of Service
                                          Thresholds




                                   Segment              PM Peak
     Roadway                                                        LOS   LOS Threshold
                              To              From     Hour Count

SR 20                 I Street         E Street          2,590      D           E
                                       Smartsville
SR 20                 Marysville Rd                       372       C          D
                                       Rd
                                       Olivehurst
Lindhurst Ave         Erle Rd                             638       C          C
                                       Ave
SR 65                 S Beale Rd       Forty Mile Rd     1,441      A          C

SR 65                 Forty Mile Rd    SR 70             1,377      A          C

SR 70                 SR 65            Erle Rd           3,163       B         D

SR 70                 Erle Rd          1st St            4,162      C          D
                      Feather River    Yuba/Sutter
SR 70                                                    1,317      D          C
                      Blvd             Line
SR 70                 SR 65            Algodon Rd        1,319      A          C
                                       Feather River
SR 70                 Algodon Rd                         1,153      A          C
                                       Blvd
SR 70                 Laurellen Rd     Woodruff Ln        763       D          D
                                       Yuba/Butte
SR 70                 Woodruff Ln                         708       D          D
                                       County Line
5th St (Twin Cities
                      2nd St           I St              1,904       F        N/A
Mem.Bridge)
SR 20                 22nd St          Woodruff Ln        945       D          D
                      Loma Rica
SR20 / Browns Rd                       Marysville Rd      748       C          D
                      Rd
                                       Yuba County
SR 65                 Main St                            1,396      D           E
                                       Line
SR 65                 Main St          First St          1,286      D           E
                                    Segment              PM Peak
    Roadway                                                          LOS   LOS Threshold
                               To              From     Hour Count
                      Second            South Beale
SR 65                                                     1,438      D           E
                      Street            Rd
Wheatland Road        Forty Mile Rd     Olive St           112       A          C
                      Front St/Olive
Spenceville Road                        Jasper Ln          246        B         C
                      St
                                        Hammonton-
Simpson Ln            Ramirez St                           882       D          C
                                        Smartville Rd
SR 70                 1st St            10th St           4,162       F         D
SR 20/Feather River
                      Sutter St         I St              2,796       E          E
Bridge
SR 70                 12th St           Laurellen Rd      1,412      A          D
                      McGowan
Rancho Road                             Ostrom Rd           98       A          C
                      Pkwy
Hammonton-
                      Simpson Ln        N. Beale Rd        839       C          C
Smartville Rd
Lindhurst Ave         Erle Rd           N. Beale Rd        643       C          C

SR 20                 Ramirez St        22nd St           1,596      D           E

Rancho Road           Ostrom Rd         SR 65               16       A          C
                      Feather River
Ella Ave                                Arboga Rd           71       A          C
                      Blvd
Feather River Blvd    Algodon Rd        SR 70               42       A          C
                      Feather River
Algodon Rd                              SR 70               67       A          C
                      Blvd
                      Plumas
Forty Mile Road                         SR 65              115       A          C
                      Arboga Rd
                      Plumas            Wheatland
Forty Mile Road                                            101        B         C
                      Arboga Rd         Rd
Dairy Rd              Forty Mile Rd     SR 65               37       A          C
                                        Camp Far
Spenceville Road      Jasper Ln                            213        B         C
                                        West Rd
S. Beale Rd           SR 65             Ostrom Rd          166        B         C

Woodruff Ln           Matthews Ln       SR 20              102       A          C
                      Plumas            McGowan
Arboga Rd                                                  380       A          C
                      Arboga Rd         Pkwy
                      McGowan
Arboga Rd                               Pasado Rd          305        B         C
                      Pkwy
McGowan
                      Arboga Rd         SR 70              539       A          C
Parkway
McGowan
                      SR 70             SR 65             1,002      A          C
Parkway
                      McGowan
Olivehurst Ave                          SR 70              137       A          C
                      Pkwy
Feather River Blvd    Grand Ave         SR 70              314       C          C
                                  Segment              PM Peak
    Roadway                                                        LOS   LOS Threshold
                             To             From      Hour Count

N. Beale Rd          Griffith Ave     Lindhurst Ave     1,373      D          C

N. Beale Rd          Griffith Ave     Beale Rd           389       C          C
Hammonton-
                     Simpson Ln       Griffith Ave       451       C          C
Smartville Rd
Hammonton-
                     Griffith Ave     North Erle Rd      382        B         C
Smartville Rd
Erle Road            Griffith Ave     Virginia Rd         52       A          C
Hammonton-                            Smartsville
                     North Erle Rd                       477       C          C
Smartville Rd                         Rd
Waldo Road/          Spenceville      Hammonton-
                                                          36       A          C
Smartville Rd        Rd               Smartville Rd
Erle Road            Lindhurst Ave    Griffith Ave       209       A          C
                                      Hammonton-
Griffith Ave         Erle Rd                             205        B         C
                                      Smartville Rd
Woodruff Ln          SR 70            Mathews Ln          47       A          C

River Oaks Blvd      Algodon Rd       Kinsington Dr      361       A          C
                     Plumas
Feather River Blvd                    Grand Ave          181        B         C
                     Arboga Rd
                                      Feather River
River Oaks Blvd      Kinsington Dr                       483       A          C
                                      Blvd
Spring Valley Rd     SR 20            Marysville Rd       31       A          C
                                      Fruitland
Loma Rica Rd         SR 20                               277        B         C
                                      Road
                                      Fruitland
Marysville Rd        SR 20                               396       C          C
                                      Road
                     Loma Rica
Fruitland Rd                          Marysville Rd       95        B         C
                     Rd
                                      Loma Rica
Fruitland Rd         Huncut Rd                            24       A          C
                                      Rd
Loma Rica Rd         Fruitland Rd     Marysville Rd       87       A          C
                     Butte County     Loma Rica
Los Verjeles Rd                                           52       A          C
                     Line             Rd
                                      Willow Glen
Marysville Rd        Fruitland Rd                        336       C          C
                                      Rd
                                      South of
Hallwood Blvd        SR 20                                87       A          C
                                      Walnut Ave
                     Old
Plumas Arboga Rd                      Forty Mile Rd      155        B         C
                     Marysville Rd
                                      Frenchtown
Willow Glen Rd       Marysville Rd                        94       A          C
                                      Rd
Feather River Blvd   Algodon Rd       Plumas Ave          61       A          C
                     Willow Glen      Butte County
La Porte Rd                                               33       A          C
                     Rd               Line
                                      South Beale
Ostrom Rd            Rancho Rd                            87       A          C
                                      Rd
                                     Segment              PM Peak
     Roadway                                                          LOS   LOS Threshold
                                To             From      Hour Count
                        Feather River
Plumas Arboga Rd                         Arboga Rd          206       A          C
                        Blvd
Oregon Hill Rd          La Porte Rd      Marysville Rd       2        A          C
                        Willow Glen      Oregon Hill
Marysville Rd                                               190        B         C
                        Rd               Rd
                        Oregon Hill
Marysville Rd                            SR 49               45       A          C
                        Rd
Plumas Arboga Rd        Arboga Rd        SR 70              369        B         C
                        Nevada           Yuba County
SR 49                                                       121        B         D
                        County Line      Line
                                         Willow Glen
Frenchtown Rd           Marysville Rd                        73       A          C
                                         Rd
                        Butte County     Plumas
La Porte Rd                                                  31       A          C
                        Line             County Line
Camp Far West           Spenceville      Spenceville
                                                             73       A          C
Road                    Rd (South)       Rd (North)
                        Hammonton-
Smartville Rd                            SR 20              237        B         C
                        Smartville
Ramirez Rd              SR 70            Mathews Ln          86       A          C

Mathews Ln              Ramirez St       Woodruff           102       A          C

Source: Fehr & Peers, 2007
                                                                                 Appendix C
       Existing AM Peak Hour and PM Peak Hour
           Intersection Level of Service and Delay




                                              Existing AM    Existing PM
                                              Peak Hour      Peak Hour                       LOS
  Intersection Location         Control                                    Jurisdiction
                                                                                          Threshold
                                             Delay1 LOS     Delay1 LOS
State Route (SR) 20 /          Side-Street
                                               33     D      >50     F      Caltrans         D
Woodruff Lane                     Stop
                               Side-Street
SR 20 / Loma Rica Road                         9      A       19     C      Caltrans         D
                                  Stop
                               Side-Street
SR 20 / Marysville Road                        17     C       32     D      Caltrans         D
                                  Stop
                               Side-Street
SR 20 / Smartville Road                        15     B       14     B      Caltrans         D
                                  Stop
Smartville Road /              Side-Street                                    Yuba
                                               12     B       11     B                       C
Hammonton-Smartville Road         Stop                                       County
Simpson Lane /                   All-Way                                      Yuba
                                               21     D       9      A                       C
Hammonton-Smartville Road         Stop2                                      County
North Beale Road / Feather                                                    Yuba
                               Signalized      45     D       39     D                       C
River Boulevard                                                              County
Lindhurst Avenue / North                                                      Yuba
                               Signalized      26     C       28     C                       C
Beale Road                                                                   County
North Beale Road /                                                            Yuba
                               Signalized      29     C       29     C                       C
Hammonton-Smartville Road                                                    County
SR 70 Southbound (SB) Ramp     Side-Street
                                              >50     F      >50     F      Caltrans         D
/ Erle Road                       Stop
                                                                              Yuba
Erle Road / Lindhurst Avenue   Signalized      37     D       37     D                       C
                                                                             County
SR 70 Northbound (NB)          Side-Street
                                               21     C       35     D      Caltrans         D
Ramp / Lindhurst Road             Stop
Olivehurst Avenue &            Side-Street                                    Yuba
                                              >50     F      >50     F                       C
Powerline Rd / Chesnut Rd         Stop                                       County
SR 70 SB Ramp / McGowan        Side-Street
                                               20     C       17     C      Caltrans         D
Parkway                           Stop
SR 70 NB Ramp / McGowan        Side-Street
                                              >50     F       33     D      Caltrans         D
Parkway                           Stop
SR 65 SB Ramp / McGowan        Side-Street
                                               27     D       11     B      Caltrans         C
Parkway                           Stop
SR 65 NB Ramp / McGowan        Side-Street
                                               14     B       14     B      Caltrans         C
Parkway                           Stop
SR 65 SB Ramp / Forty Mile     Side-Street
                                               9      A       9      A      Caltrans         C
Road                              Stop
                                                   Existing AM        Existing PM
                                                   Peak Hour          Peak Hour                           LOS
   Intersection Location            Control                                            Jurisdiction
                                                                                                       Threshold
                                                  Delay1 LOS         Delay1 LOS
SR 65 NB Ramp / Forty Mile        Side-Street
                                                     10        B        10       A       Caltrans           C
Road                                 Stop
Forty Mile Road / Plumas          Side-Street                                              Yuba
                                                     10        B        11       A                          C
Arboga Road                          Stop                                                 County
                                  Side-Street
SR 65 / South Beale Road                             17        C        34       C       Caltrans           C
                                     Stop
                                  Side-Street
SR 65 / Dairy Road                                   23        C        19       C       Caltrans           E
                                     Stop
                                  Side-Street                                              Yuba
Dairy Road / Forty Mile Road                         9         A        9        A                          C
                                     Stop                                                 County
Notes:
1 Delay in seconds per vehicle. Side-street movement with highest delay for side-street stop, and average delay for

signalized and all-way stops reported for intersections.
2 Northbound approach at this intersection is uncontrolled; HCM methodology cannot analyze actual intersection

configuration, so the northbound approach was coded as "yield" to provide a conservative estimate for delay
Source: Fehr & Peers, 2007

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:3
posted:8/24/2011
language:English
pages:95