19 Oct Santa Cruz Avenue-SR 17 South Ramps/Wood Road Intersection Control Evaluation (Town of Los Gatos)
This intersection provides a gateway entering downtown Los Gatos. The south leg of the intersection is formed by the southbound on-ramp to and northbound off-ramp from SR 17 South. To the north of the intersection is downtown Los Gatos. The downtown encounters issues with speeding, cut-through traffic, and safety concerns with vehicular traffic through this uncontrolled intersection. The Town intends to construct a single-lane roundabout to help address these concerns. W-Trans prepared the Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) required by Caltrans, which includes the assessment and screening of several intersection control options, as well as preparation of a detailed conceptual roundabout layout including testing of key roundabout performance criteria. The ICE conforms with guidance contained in the Caltrans Traffic Operations Policy Directive 13-02 and ICE Process Informational Guide.