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Ord 725 Amending Chapter 36 Engineering Standards regarding the classification of streetsAN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, AMENDING THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE CODE OF ORDINANCES, CHAPTER 36, ENGINEERING STANDARDS, ROADWAY FACILITIES SUBSECTIONO' 6 42, CLASSIFICATION OF STREETS, ADDING A RESIDENTIAL ROADWAY AND SECTION REVISING REGULATIONS F,, • THE LOCATION OF RESIDENTIALDRIVEWAYS; PROVIDING PENALTY PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING O, PUBLICATION; ESTABLISHING WHEREAS, The Town Council of the Town of Westlake has determined that driveway access and design regulations is necessary to adequately protect the public health, safety and welfare; and WHEREAS, Driveway access and design regulation can reduce the number of vehicular accidents by reducing the number of conflicting turning movements; and WHEREAS, regulating residential driveways to connecting local streets only can reduce congestion and increase roadway capacity on the major roadways; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That all matters stated in the preamble are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That Chapter 36, Article Il, Engineering Standards, Section 36-42, Classification of Streets, of the Town of Westlake Code of Ordinances, as amended, is hereby amended as follows. Classification of Streets A. The Town of Westlake recognizes the following classifications of public streets in the Thoroughfare Plan: • Freeway • Major Boulevard Arterial (165' average ROW) • Minor Arterial, (120' ROW) Ordinance 725 Page 1 of 4 • Major Collector (106' ROW) • Minor Collector (90' ROW). • Local (60' ROW). • Residential (50' ROW). A description of these classifications is given in the Town of Westlake Thoroughfare Plan. B. Typical cross-sections of these street classifications are illustrated in Town of Westlake Thoroughfare Plan. C. Please note that when swales or roadside ditches on either side of the paved road are used for drainage; the right-of-way shall be wide enough to contain the swales; due to this, additional right-of-way may be required in some cases as determined by the Town Council or the Town Engineer. D. Right-of-way may vary by an additional 15 feet to reflect variations due to topography of the area, intersection design and whether a Hike and Bike Trail runs parallel to the roadway system. SECTION 3: That Chapter 36, Article II Engineering Standards, Section 36-44 of the Town of Westlake Code of Ordinances, as amended, is hereby amended as follows. kit Driveway Design Standards, Design Criteria The following requirement shall be added and state "Residential driveways shall connect to local streets only". Table (e)(1) — Driveway Design Standards shall be replaced by the following table: Revised: 3/24/2014 Ordinance 725 Page 2 of 4 Commercial & Street Residential Multi -Family Industrial Criteria Classification Driveway Driveway Driveway Driveway Throat State Highways & frontage N/A 30-36 ft. 30-48 ft. Width* roads Arterials N/A 30-36 ft. 30-48 ft. Collectors N/A 24-36 ft. 30-48 ft. Ordinance 725 Page 2 of 4 * The requirements for Driveway Throat Width and Driveway Curb Radius are for standard undivided two-way operation and may be varied by the Town Engineer, in consultation with the Town Transportation Planner/Engineer, if traffic volumes, truck usage, common driveways, and other factors warrant such. ** The minimum centerline spacing does not implicitly determine the number of driveways allowed. Driveways served by deceleration lanes may be spaced at closer intervals if approved by the Town Engineer, in consultation with the Town Transportation Planner/Engineer. *** Distance measured from nearest edge of the driveway throat to the intersecting R.O.W. line. Note: Residential driveways shall be allowed on residential streets only. SECTION 4: That all provisions of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 5: That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other Town Ordinances and all other provisions of other Ordinances adopted by the Town which are inconsistent with the terms or provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. Ordinance 725 Page 3 of 4 Local Streets N/A 24-36 ft. 30-48 ft. Residential Streets 10-20 ft. N/A N/A Driveway Curb Radius* State Highways & frontage roads N/A 20-30 ft. 20-40 ft. Arterials N/A 20-30 ft. 20-40 ft. Collectors N/A 20-30 ft. 20-30 ft. Local Streets N/A 20-30 ft. 20-30 ft. Residential Streets 5-10 ft. N/A N/A Minimum Centerline Driveway Spacing Along Roadway ** State Highways & frontage roads N/A 500 ft. 500 ft. Arterials N/A 250 ft. 250 ft. Collectors N/A 150 ft. 150 ft. Local Streets 20 ft. 100 ft. 100 ft. Residential Streets 30 ft. N/A j N/A Minimum Distance to Intersection Along Roadway *** State Highways & frontage N/A 250 ft. /500 ft. 250 ft. /500 Arterials N/A 250 ft. ft. 250 ft. /500 Collectors N/A 150 ft. /300 ft. 150 ft. /300 Local Streets 30 ft. 100 ft. 100 ft Residential Streets 60 ft. N/A N/A * The requirements for Driveway Throat Width and Driveway Curb Radius are for standard undivided two-way operation and may be varied by the Town Engineer, in consultation with the Town Transportation Planner/Engineer, if traffic volumes, truck usage, common driveways, and other factors warrant such. ** The minimum centerline spacing does not implicitly determine the number of driveways allowed. Driveways served by deceleration lanes may be spaced at closer intervals if approved by the Town Engineer, in consultation with the Town Transportation Planner/Engineer. *** Distance measured from nearest edge of the driveway throat to the intersecting R.O.W. line. Note: Residential driveways shall be allowed on residential streets only. SECTION 4: That all provisions of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect. SECTION 5: That this Ordinance shall be cumulative of all other Town Ordinances and all other provisions of other Ordinances adopted by the Town which are inconsistent with the terms or provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. Ordinance 725 Page 3 of 4 SECTION b: That any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions or terms of this ordinance shall be subject to the same penalty as provided for in the Code of Ordinances of the Town of Westlake, and upon conviction shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Hundred ($500.00) for each offense. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense. SECTION 7: It is hereby declared to be the intention of the Town Council of the Town of Westlake, Texas, that sections, paragraphs, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable, and if any phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance shall be declared legally invalid or unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such legal invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs or sections of this Ordinance since the same would have been enacted by the Town Council of the Town of Westlake without the incorporation in this Ordinance of any such legally invalid or unconstitutional, phrase, sentence, paragraph or section. SECTION 8: This ordinance shall take effect immediately from and after its passage as the law in such case provides. ATTEST: KellEdwae, Town Secretary L. Stanton Lowry To e rtf. 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