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DISCUSSION: <br />As part of the Measure M2 Comprehensive Transportation Funding Program (CTFP), the Regional Traffic <br />Signal Synchronization Program was created to enhance traffic signal coordination and reduce travel time <br />delay by funding synchronization projects for multi - jurisdictional traffic signal corridors. Project eligibility <br />requires a City Council Resolution supporting the application and implementation of the project. <br />OCTA is currently administering a call for projects for the Regional Traffic Signal Synchronization <br />Program. Project applications received by OCTA will be evaluated and scored as part of the competitive <br />program. If successful, the City will be required to provide the necessary local matching funds of at least <br />20 percent of the total project cost. <br />The proposed project will synchronize traffic signals along the Fair Drive -Del Mar Avenue - University <br />Avenue corridor through traffic signal equipment and communication infrastructure upgrades. This project <br />includes eight signalized intersections, of which, only one (the University Avenue /Irvine Avenue <br />intersection) is within Newport Beach. <br />As part of the project, the University Avenue /Irvine Avenue intersection will receive new traffic signal <br />control equipment and revised traffic signal timing. Once the project is complete, coordination along the <br />project corridor will be monitored. Staff will work with the City of Costa Mesa to ensure traffic signal timing <br />and upgrades are consistent with the Traffic Signal Modernization Master Program. <br />ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW: <br />Staff recommends the City Council find this action is not subject to the California Environmental Quality <br />Act ( "CEQA ") pursuant to Sections 15060(c)(2) (the activity will not result in a direct or reasonably <br />foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment) and 15060(c)(3) (the activity is not a project as <br />defined in Section 15378) of the CEQA Guidelines, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Chapter 3, <br />because it has no potential for resulting in physical change to the environment, directly or indirectly. <br />NOTICING: <br />The agenda item has been noticed according to the Brown Act (72 hours in advance of the meeting at <br />which the City Council considers the item). <br />ATTACHMENTS: <br />Description <br />Attachment A - Resolution of Support <br />Attachment B - Project Location Map <br />5 -2 <br />