Kings Canyon Unified School District - City of Reedley

Traffic Impact Analysis

JLB Traffic Engineering, Inc. (JLB) was retained by Odell Planning & Research, Inc. to prepare a Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) for the South Reedley High School (9-12), Elementary School (K-8) and a 23-acre Joint Use Recreational Facility located on East Avenue north of Floral Avenue on the southern end of the City of Reedley. The TIA was prepared as part of the Environmental Impact Report that is being prepared for the Kings Canyon Unified School District (KCUSD) whose plan is to add a second high school in the City of Reedley that is projected to serve students from the City of Reedley and Fresno and Tulare Counties. The Project is anticipated to serve a maximum 550 elementary school students, 150 middle school students and 1,500 high school students. The KCUSD is the lead agency for CEQA purposes, and the City of Reedley, Fresno County, Tulare County, and Caltrans District 6 are responsible agencies.

The purpose of the TIA analysis was to evaluate any potential traffic impacts, identify transit and safe routes to school (pedestrian and bikeways), identify short-term and long-term roadway and circulation needs, identify any critical traffic issues that should be addressed in the on-going planning process and determine potential mitigation measures. The TIA focused on evaluating traffic conditions at eleven (11) intersections and six (6) roadway segments. In addition to analyzing traffic impacts, JLB also performed an analysis of transit, bikeways, and pedestrian access to and from the project and a thorough Safe Routes to School Plan.

The scope of work was prepared via consultation with staff from the City of Reedley, Fresno County, Tulare County and Caltrans District 6. The Draft TIA report included feasible transportation mitigation measures that could be implemented. The Draft TIA was recently completed and is currently under review by the Kings Canyon Unified School District.