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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ

701 OCEAN STREET, ROOM 410, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060

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Traffic, Surveyor and Development Review


San Lorenzo Valley Trail

2011 Santa Cruz County Bicycle Plan

 

The purpose of the Traffic, Surveyor, and Development Review section of Public Works is to insure safe and efficient flow of traffic for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians throughout the county, and to carry out the function of the County Surveyor. 

This section's Traffic responsibilities include Traffic Operations, Transportation Engineering, Road Planning and Transportation Development Review (see more specifics below).  Walk-in consultation for traffic issues is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and by appointment after 1 p.m.

This sectionís Surveyor responsibilities include reviewing and approving land division maps, records of survey, assessment maps, and corner records; keeping those maps on file, along with hundreds of others, for public and professional use; and maintaining the county-wide system of horizontal and vertical control monumentation. 

This section is also responsible for coordinating the Public Works review of private development in the unincorporated areas of the county, particularly land divisions and improvement plans for the attendant infrastructure.  In addition, this section implements or coordinates formation of assessment districts and formation of underground utility districts. 

The Surveyor provides a number of items through the Countyís Geographical Information System (GIS); for other items please visit Survey Counter on Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon or make an appointment.  The address and phone number are 701 Ocean Street, Room 410, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, (831) 454-2160.  All items can be reproduced on site for a fee.  Items available through the GIS can be downloaded and printed.  Large format printing can be obtained through your local print shop. 

A geographical index of recorded maps and various improvement plans is now available on the internet at http://gis.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/PublicGISWeb/.  This site allows you to search for maps geographically, by Assessor's parcel number, street address, or by Volume and Page of the recorded map.

This section is also responsible for coordinating the Public Works review of private development in the unincorporated areas of the county, particularly land divisions and improvement plans for the attendant infrastructure.  In addition, this section implements or coordinates formation of the assessment districts and formation of underground utility districts. 

Traffic Operations' function is to maintain standards for traffic signals, signage, striping, speed limits, road bumps, and parking regulations for the Countyís roadways.  To report a traffic operation problem or to request information on traffic signs, including stop signs, road bumps, and traffic signals, please call (831) 454-2160.  To report a traffic operational problem after hours, please call (831) 477-3999.

Transportation Engineering's function is to design improvements for the County's roadways, including traffic signals, roadway safety and capacity improvements, guardrails, bikeways, and other miscellaneous roadway engineering improvements.

Road Planning's function is to plan for future multi-modal roadway improvements as identified in the Santa Cruz County General Plan and regional plans, and conduct long range transportation studies for future roadway improvements.  This section also prepares grant applications for roadway operational and safety improvement projects.

Transportation Development Review's function is to process commercial and residential development projects, coordinate these development reviews through the Engineering Review Group to insure roadside and transportation improvements, and develop and insure the implementation of mitigation requirements for developments. 

2009 Traffic and Engineering Report


2008 Traffic and Engineering Report


2006 Traffic and Engineering Report


Public Works Speed Bump Policy 2007 Revision


Speed Bump Procedure