Tehama County

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Financial Impact

Cost to provide public notice and install traffic control measures will be charged against the Elder Creek Restoration Project. Public Works will seek reimbursement from Department of Water Resources.


a)                 INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION - Presentation and discussion regarding the upcoming Elder Creek Channel Rehabilitation Project and effects on local traffic circulation


b)                RESOLUTION NO. 2017-89 - Request adoption of a Resolution authorizing the Director of Public Works to close Sampson Avenue and Ventura Avenue near the intersection of East Chard Avenue for the period of 9/1817 through 10/31/17 to accommodate the Department of Water Resources Elder Creek Channel Rehabilitation Project


The Department of Water Resources (DWR) determined that approximately 100,000 cubic yards (CY) of creek bed material must be removed from a portion of Elder Creek to restore flow capacity within the levee for the protection of Gerber and the surrounding area. 


DWR will perform the work using their own forces and equipment.  There will be approximately 10,000 crossings of Samson Avenue and Ventura Avenue necessary to move the planned 100,000 CY, which will take several years.  DWR proposes to use three dump trucks, with each load weighing in excess of 80 tons.  By closing these two road crossing locations it gives the dump trucks a clear and uninterrupted path of travel to maintain efficiency and an increased level of public safety. Additionally, neither road crossing will withstand the continuous heavy traffic load, subsequently the road section is expected to fail and require daily repair if the crossings were kept open for local traffic. At the end of each seasons work the damaged crossings will be restored to meet the local traffic needs. 


Both Samson Avenue and Ventura Avenue are low volume roads with average daily traffic less than 400.  The detour length is minimal as well as public inconvenience.  As a matter of public safety, closure of the roadway crossings ensures no accidents between dump trucks and the public.  DWR will provide the necessary signs and barricades to close the roadway.


Meeting History

Sep 12, 2017 8:30 AM Audio Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting
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MOVER:Burt Bundy, Supervisor - District 5
SECONDER:Bob Williams, Supervisor - District 4
AYES:Candy Carlson, Dennis Garton, Steve Chamblin, Bob Williams, Burt Bundy