Camino Corridor/Capacity Safety Study 2009

Addressing Safety Issues on the US 50 Corridorcamino map

As the next step in identifying relatively lower cost, near-term alternatives addressing existing safety issues on the US 50 corridor in the Camino area, the El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) entered into a professional services agreement in April 2008 with CH2M Hill to develop a Project Study Report (PSR) for the Camino Corridor. The PSR was developed in collaboration with El Dorado County DOT, Caltrans, and the Camino community. Based on public comment received during the Camino Parallel Capacity/Safety Study project and input provided at the December 10, 2007 Camino Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, EDCTC expected the PSR to address the following issues:

  • Analyze the potential for local road connections south of US 50, including Still Meadows Road to Newtown Road
  • Analyze other alternatives, including median barriers and restricted access along the study area and potential locations for an undercrossing of US 50.
  • Analyze effect on alternatives of existing and potential development of land north and south of US 50 in the project area
  • Provide traffic modeling of alternatives that considers high volumes of interregional traffic traveling to and from South Lake Tahoe and recreational and agritourism destinations in El Dorado County co-mingling with local and regional through traffic
  • Work cooperatively with Caltrans, DOT, EDCTC, stakeholders, and the general public
  • Maintain open and continuous communication with agencies, stakeholders, and the general public
The project limits extend from the Smith Flat Road Interchange just east of the Placerville city limits to the Cedar Grove Interchange in El Dorado County. Figure 1 describes the Camino Project Study Report (PSR) area, which includes US 50 within the project limits and all significant local roadways and trails within the project area. EDCTC received valuable input from the community and the Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) during the development of the Camino Area Parallel Capacity/Safety Study. Public outreach and involvement were major components of the Camino Corridor PSR and included the following groups/entities:
• Apple Hill Growers Association
• Camino Community Action Committee
• Camino Heights Advisory Committee
• Camino Hills Property Owners Association
• Camino Union School District
• El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
• El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services
• El Dorado County Planning Commission
• El Dorado County Winery Association
• El Dorado Union High School District
• El Dorado Irrigation District
• El Dorado Transit
• Farm Trails
• Ivy Knoll Road Association
• Sierra Club Maidu Group
• Sierra Pacific Industries
• Still Meadows Road Association
• Trails Now
Final Camino Corridor Project Study Report

Camino PSR-PDS December 1, 2009
Attachment A - Vicinity Map
Attachment B - Layouts (separated into smaller documents below)
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Alt B L1
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Alt B L5
Alt B P1
Alt C X1
Alt C X2
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Attachment C - Cost Estimates
Attachment D - Preliminary Environmental Analysis Report
Attachment E - Traffic Study
Attachment F - Draft Drainage Report
Attachment G - Storm Water Data Report
Attachment H - APS
Attachment I - Transportation Management Plan Data Sheets
Attachment J - Landscape Architecture Assessment Sheet
Attachment K - Right-of-Way Data Sheets
Attachment L - Initial Site Assessment
Attachment M - Rejected Alternative
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