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Double stripes and signage have been added to Jackson Road near Rancho Murieta.

The effort to impose a lower speed limit on Jackson Road between the gates is now dead, Supervisor Sue Frost’s office says, and as a result of that attention to area traffic, Caltrans has addressed safety concerns about another stretch of Jackson Road and made it a no-passing zone.

Prompted by complaints by Murietans earlier this year, and encouraged by Frost and Assemblyman Ken Cooley, Caltrans studied the speed situation on Jackson Road as it passes through Rancho Murieta.

“People create their own speed limits, ultimately, at the end of the day,” said Matt Hedges, Frost’s chief of staff. “The speeds are what people drive at, and if people were driving slower on that road naturally, the speed limit would have lowered.” By the study numbers, Jackson Road speeds could have been increased, Hedges said, adding that Caltrans isn't advocating that and doesn't believe it would be safe.

While looking into the speeds, Hedges said, Caltrans decided several miles of two-lane Jackson Road, from the Equestrian Center to Cosumnes River Elementary School, needed to be double-striped, which bars passing. "No Passing Zone" signs were added as well.

That stretch of Jackson Road was widened and made safer 20 years ago, addressing some dangerous blind curves.

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John Hein's picture
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No passing

Nice to see new yellow paint and signs. Not nice to see continued  impatient commuters still passing as I did this morning. With gate stickers. 

John Hein

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No passing signs?

Totally rediculous! People are still going to pass drivers doing 45 in a 55...no matter how many "no passing" signs they post or yellow lines they paint, puting many in a dangerous situation. What has been needed for years are some passing lanes.....but our politicians cant seem to get done. The carnage will continue.

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correction

Sorry... meant ridiculous. And how many have to die on the dangerous stretch of Jackson highway between Sunrise and the Amador County line before someone steps up to do something about it?

Myrna Solomon's picture
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It took 7 death's before we got the traffic light

Caltrans told us that "there wasn't enough deaths yet"when our community asked about  getting a traffic signal light and so, if I remember correctly,  our community  helped pay for it.. there were 7 people who were killed, including a child, either trying to cross the street or turing left into our community.  Clearly this is still their philosophy when deciding changes of speeds or stop lights..I believe any other reason is just BS.

Myrna Solomon

Bunky Svendsen's picture
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get it done

How hard would it be to straighten out the section between the yellow bridge and RM south? My neighbor was nearly killed there. Get it done! For a start.

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No passing signs and double Stripe's?

I agree with Bunky! Caltrans needs to widen Jackson highway for a passing lane.My thought on this is. Caltrans only made the highway more dangeruos for not allowing motorist to pass when it was clealy legal to do so! I'm sure someone is going to chalenge this in court. Caltrans needs to widen the highway to allow a passing lane's between Stonehouse road and Dilard road going west bound.For example,I left Rancho Murieta on 8/16/2018 at 10:30 am and was behind a car only going 40 mph on a highway that is marked at 55 mph and now I cannot legaly pass in a safe manner." The driver that I was behind continued at 40 mph from Stonehouse road and too Sunrise Blvd. I hope Sue Frost is reading our concrens.Last, Im not condoning bad behavior of other drivers's on Jackson highway.I'm hoping that Jackson "16" HWY will become a safe highway to traverl on.

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Great cause

Myrna and Bunky,

An admiral raisson fully supported. Just a caution you quote "caltrans told us that "there wasn't enough deaths yet"when our community asked about  getting a traffic signal light and so, if I remember correctly".

Many would doubt anyone in decision making authority would have said that. So suggest careful with the emphasis, else credibility is destroyed. Again, with the cause, respectfully,

T.

 

John Hein's picture
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Commute hours

No one drives under 55 during morning  and evening commute! NO ONE. 

However, I have witnessed  the 40 mph drivers in the mid day and weekends. Now it is illegal  to pass. Infuriating and stupid.

John Hein

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