Speed Limit Extended on Black Road, Increasing Safety for Drivers and Residents

 

SPEED LIMIT EXTENDED ON BLACK ROAD, INCREASING SAFETY FOR DRIVERS AND RESIDENTS

SAN JOSE – In response to concerns raised by Los Gatos residents, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors last week adopted a resolution County Traffic Engineering recommended to extend the 30-mph speed limit on Black Road between Thompson Road and Highway 17 Frontage Road.

“I often talk with the folks I represent about how they can speak up for their communities and themselves,” said County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who represents the area. “I’m pleased to see the results of community advocacy, combined with the good work of County staff, improve public safety for both folks on the road and in their neighborhoods.”

Santa Clara County maintains the entirety of Black Road from Skyline Boulevard to Highway 17 Frontage Road. Currently, Black Road has only one existing posted speed limit of 30 miles-per-hour (mph) from Thompson Road to 0.25 miles Easterly. In response to residents, County Traffic Engineering and Operations staff conducted an Engineering and Traffic Study (ETS) for Black Road, resulting in the approved speed limit extension.  

An additional recommended safety measure, speed limit enforcement by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) using radar, was also approved.

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