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El Dorado County Transportation Department October 12, 2022 Presentation to EDH APAC

Transportation Department Director Rafael Martinez provides details on maintenance funding, and Ballot Measures R and S

At the October 12, 2022 El Dorado Hills Area Planning Advisory Committee meeting, the El Dorado County Transportation Department provided a video presentation from department Director Rafael Martinez. In the presentation, Director Martinez discussed many elements of the Transportation Department’s responsibilities, the various sources of funding to the department, and how that funding is broken down to support road maintenance activities in El Dorado County. Additionally Director Martinez discussed the shortcoming in funding that was projected to be provided by the 2017 Senate Bill 1 (SB1) – the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, and how state dollars that have historically been dedicated to providing local road maintenance funding has continued to shrink. Director Martinez provides detail on the El Dorado Count Ballot Measures R and S: Proposed Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) tax rate increase. Measure R would raise the TOT rate on the Western Slope from 10% to 12%, and Measure S would raise the TOT rate on the Eastern Slope (unincorporated Lake Tahoe area) from 10% to 14%. These are taxes mostly paid by visitors to El Dorado County from hotel, Bed & Breakfast, and vacation home rentals. The 2% increase on the Western Slope and the 4% increase on the Eastern Slope would be dedicated to road maintenance and snow removal.

DOT Presentation to EDH APAC by Director Rafael Martinez

View the presentation on the EDH APAC YouTube Channel

EDH APAC Submits Recommendation on Summer Brook TM-R21-0001

Finds that request to modify 2008 conditions of approval for the signalization of the Green Valley Rd – Deer Valley Rd intersection should be denied.

EDH APAC April 5, 2022 letter to El Dorado County Planning Commission

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Full project documents and details can be found on the project document page:

Summer Brook documents page

Green Valley Rd – Deer Valley Rd intersection 2012 prior to 2014 intersection improvements- looking west
Green Valley Rd – Deer Valley Rd intersection 2021 following 2014 intersection improvements – looking west

Intersection Improvements – Silva Valley Parkway at Harvard Way

El Dorado County announces road construction activities beginning July 12th through September 30th

From the El Dorado County Press Release:

(PLACERVILLE, CA) — El Dorado County’s Department of Transportation will be performing road work at the intersection of Silva Valley Parkway and Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills beginning the week of July 12 through September 30, 2021. The construction work will require occasional lane and shoulder closures for which motorists should expect delays.

The closures are necessary to ensure motorist and worker safety while the County’s contractor constructs additional capacity in right and left turn pockets in both directions and adding a southbound through lane at the intersection on Silva Valley Parkway. Additionally, the project will improve bike lanes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements at the crosswalks and curb ramps, and optimize the traffic signals for safety and efficiency.

Every effort will be made by the County’s contractor to minimize any impacts to school drop off and pick up times while school is in session.

Motorists are advised to slow down through the work zone and expect delays during reversing traffic control. Motorists are also advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone in order to arrive at their destinations on time.

The County sincerely appreciates the cooperation and patience of motorists that use this roadway and we apologize for any inconvenience as a result of these closures.

For questions regarding this construction, please contact the County’s Transportation main line at (530) 621-5900 (select Option 3 for Engineering).

El Dorado County Unveils New Interactive Road Work Website

El Dorado County has unveiled a new interactive website that details road work projects.

El Dorado County today launched a new website dedicated specifically to road work projects that have been completed, are currently being done, or are slated to begin this calendar year. Of the 100 projects listed, 58 are maintenance projects, 28 are storm damage projects, and 14 are capital improvement projects. These projects collectively account for nearly $100 million in cost to complete.

“One of the issues of concern to most County residents is the condition of our 1,080 miles of roads. This new website allows residents to easily see where progress has been made, what’s coming up in terms of road repair and what’s currently under construction,” said Department of Transportation Director, Rafael Martinez. “It also provides users with funding information and a timetable for estimated completion of most projects. It will be a constantly evolving site as our employees work to make the roads safe in our County.”

The site contains an interactive overview map of the county with each project marked with different icons indicating whether the project is related to storm damage repair, maintenance or capital improvement and where it is along the continuum of construction.

When a user clicks on an icon, the page moves to screen that provides the project description, estimated cost, estimated construction date (or completion) and the funding source. Many of the projects also include images of construction. Additionally, when a user selects a project, a second map appears on the right side of the screen that displays a zoomed-in location of the larger map highlighting the precise location of the project. Finally, users can also search for projects by name.

Because of the complexity of the mapping features, the functionality of the site works best on Chrome rather than Internet Explorer.

“This website is another tool the County is using to be transparent, keep residents informed and even provide additional information that they may find useful.

Visit the the new interactive website HERE


El Dorado County Long range Planning Announces Revised TIM Fee Schedule

El Dorado County has published an updated Traffic Impact Mitigation (TIM) Fee schedule, approved by the Board of Supervisors at the December 12, 2017 BOS meeting.

Of note to El Dorado Hills residents is the increase for the Zone 8 (El Dorado Hills) fee structure for the overall residential rate of 2016/17 set at $19,885, to the revised 2017/18 rate of $20,928 per dwelling unit.

2017 TIM Fees – Effective February 10, 2018

EDU1 Fee per: Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8
Cost per EDU 1 >>
 3,37731,31331,313 4,2605,016 6,124 4,630 20,928
 SFD Not Age Restricted 1.00 Dwelling Unit 3,37731,313 31,313 4,260 5,016 6,124 4,630 20,928
 MFD Not Age Restricted 0.62 Dwelling Unit 2,094 19,414 19,414 2,641 3,110 3,797 2,870 12,975
 SFD Age Restricted 0.27 Dwelling Unit N/A 8,455 8,455 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,651
 MFD Age Restricted 0.25 Dwelling Unit N/A 7,829 7,829 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,232
Cost per EDU 1 >>
1,958 18,162 18,162 2,471 2,909 3,552 2,685 12,138
 General Commercial 0.51 Bldg. Sq. Ft. 1.00 9.27 9.27 1.26 1.49 1.81 1.37 6.19
 Hotel/Motel/B&B 0.08 Room 157 1,453 1,453 197 232 284 215 971
 Church 0.10 Bldg. Sq. Ft.0.20 1.82 1.82 0.24 0.29 0.35 0.271.21
 Office/Medical 0.33 Bldg. Sq. Ft. 0.65 5.99 5.99 0.81 0.96 1.17 0.88 4.00
 Industrial/Warehouse 0.23 Bldg. Sq. Ft. 0.45 4.17 4.17 0.57 0.660.82 0.61 2.79
 “EDU” (equivalent dwelling unit) equals the demand placed on the transportation network relative to one single family detached dwelling unit.  EDU factors are expressed per dwelling unit for residential development, per room for hotel/motel/B&B, and per 1,000 square feet for all other nonresidential development.  Source:  Tables 4 and 14.

2016 TIM Fees – Effective February 13, 2017

EDU1 Fee per: Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Zone 6 Zone 7 Zone 8
Cost per EDU 1 >>
 3,19029,50029,500 4,0174,739 5,830 4,382 19,885
 SFD Not Age Restricted 1.00 Dwelling Unit 3.190 29,500 29,500 4,017 4,739 5,830 4,382 19,885
 MFD Not Age Restricted 0.62 Dwelling Unit 1,978 18,290 18,290 2,490 2,938 3,614 2,717 12,329
 SFD Age Restricted 0.27 Dwelling Unit N/A 7,965 7,965 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5,369
 MFD Age Restricted 0.25 Dwelling Unit N/A 7,376 7,376 N/A N/A N/A N/A 4,971
Cost per EDU 1 >>
1,850 17,110 17,110 2,330 2,748 3,382 2,542 11,533
 General Commercial 0.51 Bldg. Sq. Ft. 0.95 8.72 8.72 1.19 1.40 1.72 1.30 5.88
 Hotel/Motel/B&B 0.08 Room 148 1,369 1,369 186 220 270 203 923
 Church 0.10 Bldg. Sq. Ft.0.18 1.71 1.71 0.24 0.27 0.34 0.251.15
 Office/Medical 0.33 Bldg. Sq. Ft. 0.61 5.65 5.65 0.76 0.91 1.12 0.84 3.81
 Industrial/Warehouse 0.23 Bldg. Sq. Ft. 0.42 3.94 3.94 0.54 0.63 0.78 0.59 2.65
 1 “EDU” (equivalent dwelling unit) equals the demand placed on the transportation network relative to one single family detached dwelling unit.  EDU factors are expressed per dwelling unit for residential development, per room for hotel/motel/B&B, and per 1,000 square feet for all other nonresidential development.  Source:  Nexus Study.


Adopted TIM Fee Zones

Click on the map to view larger scale.


El Dorado County Department Of Transportation Current Projects Update

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation has just updated their current projects status web page.

The page also has links for a El Dorado County Capital Improvement Program (CIP) interactive map

And a link  to a comprehensive project list page.

The status pages includes updates on the following projects:

Road Projects