Project Purpose / Overview:
In 2016, the Calaveras Council of Governments (CCOG) submitted an application to Caltrans for a Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant to fund the Valley Springs Complete Streets Capital Infrastructure Plan. In December 2017, Caltrans notified CCOG that the plan had been selected for funding in Fiscal Year 2017/2018. In 2018, CCOG, in partnership with Calaveras County and Caltrans, selected GHD, in partnership with Design Workshop, to complete the plan.
The project will work with the Valley Springs community, Calaveras County, and Caltrans to identify infrastructure projects that enhance bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular connectivity in the Town Center. The Valley Springs Town Center Connectivity Plan will identify and prioritize projects that provide safe connectivity within the Town Center and between Valley Springs Elementary School, residential uses, commercial services, and retail destinations along the State Route 12 and State Route 26 corridors.
The Valley Springs Town Center Connectivity Plan will provide an implementation framework for transportation projects that improve safety and access for students, residents, shoppers, and visitors. The plan will develop realistic projects, based on available near-term and long-term funding sources, that improve student and resident safety, improve vehicular circulation, and create a bicycle and pedestrian friendly community that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy
- Collaborating with local residents and stakeholders to identify transportation solutions that reduce conflicts between pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles in the Valley Springs Town Center.
- Identifying existing and future demand for non-vehicular transportation facilities in the project area.
- Collecting the data and information needed to determine the scope and location for new transportation facilities, including new sidewalks, bicycle facilities, crosswalk enhancements, roadway striping and signage, and intersection configurations that provide a larger margin of safety for all users in the project area.
- Developing an implementation/sustainability plan, including a funding strategy and next steps.
Three public meetings were held on December 3, 2018, March 11, 2019 and May 30, 2019.