Big Lagoon Signs

03/11/2022 UPDATE:  Big Lagoon Area Signs ZOOM meetings. Two meetings are scheduled.  One is for the continuation of the 02/03/2021 meeting and the second is for C Road only.  Links to both meetings are below:



Topic: Big Lagoon Area Signs (continued from 02/03/2021) EXCEPT FOR C ROAD

When: Mar 17, 2021 04:00 PM to 5:30 PM 

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Webinar ID: 824 7278 8985


Topic: Big Lagoon Area Signs - C Road Only

Time: Mar 24, 2021 04:00 PM to 5:30 PM

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Meeting ID: 833 4115 3868

Passcode: 338856


01/28/2021 UPDATE:  Due to a power outage, today's meeting is being rescheduled to Wednesday 02/03/2020 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM via ZOOM.  Join the meeting by using your computer or telephone: due to a power outage.

Join the meeting by using your computer or telephone: 

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Passcode: 164357

By Telephone:

+1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099

Webinar ID: 885 8644 4222

Passcode: 164357

01/13/2021 UPDATE:  The DRAFT Signing and Striping Enhancement Plan for the Big Lagoon Area is now available.  Click here for the draft plan. The plan will be presented and discussed at the 01/28/2021 meeting.  See the 01/11/2021 update for the meeting details.

01/11/2021 UPDATE:  The next community meeting with be on Thursday January 28, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM via ZOOM.  Join the meeting by using your computer or telephone:

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By Telephone:

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Webinar ID: 829 7194 5322

Passcode: 638963

Agenda:

1. Status report on web-based navigation apps incorrectly directing people to Agate Beach.

2. Status report on new County Park Sign at the Big Lagoon Park Road / Roundhouse Creek Road intersection.

3. Review the forthcoming signing and striping plan for the Big Lagoon Area. 

11/20/2020 UPDATE:  Two new signs for the intersection of Big Lagoon Park Road and Roundhouse Creek Road have been made.  Staff will be out next week to mark the installation location for Dig Alert. The signs will likely be installed the week after Thanksgiving,  

Big Lagoon County Park Sign
Coastal Access SignThe draft sign plan for the Big Lagoon area is almost done. It will be posted in the next couple of weeks.

11/06/2020 UPDATE:  At the board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday 11/03/2020, the board adopted an Ordinance which has officially rolled back the parking restrictions on Oceanview Drive with the exception of the northerly 180 feet where the two existing no parking signs are located.

At the 10/29/2020 community meeting the top 5 ranked concerns were discussed.  Public Works is working on an action plan for implementing them.

  • #1 Concern 4.1:  Need improved signage on U.S. 101 (southbound US 101 signs to direct traffic to Patrick's Point State Park for Agate Beach access; "campground full" folding sign for Big Lagoon County Park; etc...) 

Action Plan:  Public Works will prepare proposed signage for US 101. It is important to note that Public Works is not able to place signs on the Caltrans. Public Works will be requesting Caltrans to update their signage.

  • #2 Concern 3.4: Improved signs are needed: no outlet / dead end road by Big Lagoon Park Road; no vehicular access to beach; RV's "not recommended"; RV turn around signs at Roundhouse Creek Road/Oceanview Drive intersection. 

Action Plan:  Public Works will prepare intersection signing and striping plans for both the Big Lagoon Park Road/Roundhouse Creek Road intersection and Roundhouse Creek Road/Oceanview Drive intersection. Public Works has performed computer modeling to show how large motorhomes towing a vehicle can turn around at the Oceanview Drive/Roundhouse Creek Road median. This will be included in the signing and striping plan.  Signage will be minimized in view areas.

The large directional sign at Big Lagoon Park Road/Roundhouse Creek Road intersection (shown below) is being ordered. Hopefully it will be ready in 3 to 4 weeks.

Big Lagoon Park Directional Sign

  • #3 Concern 1.3: Lost traffic (insufficient directional signage for the County Park; GPS sending people here) 

Action Plan:  Public Works will continue to work with Google to get the map directions updated.  If the community becomes aware of other mapping apps / GPS / websites sending people the wrong way, please email Kristin Martinique at kmartinique@co.humboldt.ca.us so that we can work towards getting the directions corrected.  We can only work to correct what we are aware of.

The website for VisitRedwoods.com had incorrect directions and was corrected on 10/28/2020.

  • #4 Concern 3.3: Need to address lost traffic (insufficient directional signage for the County Park; GPS sending people here). 

Action Plan: (Same as #3 Concern 1.3)

  • #5 Concern 5.3: Need to better define parking areas to prevent vehicles from damaging park resources 

Action Plan:  Public Works will arrange a presentation from County Parks at an upcoming community meeting.

The next community meeting will be on 01/13/2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This will provide time for Public Works to prepare conceptual plans as well as avoid scheduling meetings during the holidays. ZOOM information to follow.

10/28/2020 UPDATE:  At the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday 10/27/2020, the board approved the introduction of the ordinance to roll back the no parking restrictions on Oceanview Drive.  An Ordinance requires that the item to be heard twice by the Board of Supervisors. The second action is scheduled to be on the consent calendar for Tuesday 11/03/2020 Board of Supervisors meeting.

Here is a link to the staff report and ordinance for the 10/27/2020 meeting:  Staff Report and Ordinance

The complete agenda can be found here:  10/27/2020 BOS Agenda

REMINDER: The next community meeting will be on Oct 29, 2020 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Pacific Time. Notice was emailed out on 10/20/2020 to all that included their email addresses on the concern ranking form.  We did get a few email bounce backs, so please share with your neighbors. 

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 Agenda:

 Review community ranking of concerns

  1. Identify the top ranked concerns to pursue
  2. Work plan to tackle the concerns
  3. Update from the community on the GPS navigation devices/apps and destinations entered that are routing people to Oceanview Drive.

10/17/2020 UPDATE:  To clean the slate for a fresh start, Public Works has an agenda item scheduled to be heard by the Board of Supervisors on 10/27/2020 to consider an Ordinance to remove from County Code all the parking restrictions on Oceanview Drive except for the northerly 180 feet on the west side of the road where the two remaining no parking signs are.

Existing County Code:

431-78.         Parking on Ocean View Drive.

The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited at all times on the west side of Ocean View Drive (County Road No. 3P020) from Post Mile 0.00 to Post Mile 0.20 (P.K. 0.00 to P.K. 0.32). (Ord. 2578, § 1, 9/12/2017; Ord. 2633, § 3, 7/2/2019)

Proposed County Code (with additions underlined and eliminations shown in strikethrough):

431-78.         Parking on Ocean View Drive.

The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited at all times on the west side of Ocean View Drive (County Road No. 3P020) from Post Mile 0.00 0.236 to Post Mile 0.20 0.270 (P.K. 0.00 0.380 to P.K. 0.32 0.434). (Ord. 2578, § 1, 9/12/2017; Ord. 2633, § 3, 7/2/2019; Ord.     , §  ,  /   /2020)

Note that the actual post mile at the end of the road (at the guard rail) is PM 0.27.

10/16/2020 UPDATE:  Ranking results are in.  Public Works received 65 submissions broken down as follows:

  • 28 from Roundhouse Creek Road / Oceanview Drive properties
  • 33 from Big Lagoon Park Company properties
  • 4 from outside the area

There were a few instances of multiple submissions for the same property. All submissions have been included in the ranked results.  The ranked results can be viewed here. A ZOOM meeting will be scheduled to discuss the next steps. Those that provided an email address will be notified of project updates.

10/09/2020 UPDATE: Additional time was needed to ensure that community members were able to rank the concerns on the website.  As a result of this delay, Public Works has not had a chance to tabulate the results. 65 submissions have been received.

10/02/2020 UPDATE:  Ranking of community concerns continues through Sunday 10/04/2020. In addition, concerns have been raised about lack of notification for community involvement. Please check in with your neighbors to make sure that everyone is aware of this website and that they can participate.  At the island in the intersection of Oceanview Drive and Roundhouse Creek Road the meeting notice barricade with the red flags was updated back on 09/05/2020 with information about this webpage.  8 more submissions have been received as of the date of this update.

09/29/2020 UPDATE:  Due to community request the concern ranking has been re-opened through 10/04/2020.  https://humboldtgov.org/FormCenter/Public-Works-12/Big-Lagoon-Area-Concern-Ranking-Form-167  

09/28/2020 UPDATE:  49 submissions were received for ranking the concerns.  Staff will be going through them this week. Thank you to all who took the time to participate.

09/19/2020 UPDATE:  The community is invited to rank the identified concerns through 09/27/2020. Public Works consolidated the concerns into groups. Concern Ranking is now online here: https://humboldtgov.org/FormCenter/Public-Works-12/Big-Lagoon-Area-Concern-Ranking-Form-167 

09/18/2020 UPDATE:  Nine additional comments/concerns were received.  A link to rank the concerns will be posted on this webpage late Saturday afternoon.

09/14/2020 UPDATE:  Please continue to identify areas of concern. Today is the last day for submitting areas of concern.  Based upon public input from the 09/03/2020 community meeting, Public Works is finalizing the directional signage to the Park. To create a clean slate for moving forward, Public Works will be requesting that the Board of Supervisors repeal the no parking zone along the west side of Oceanview Drive, except for the northerly end where the remaining no parking signs are located.

09/08/2020 UPDATE:  The public can now identify additional concerns that are not listed below in the 09/04/2020 update.  Please use this form:  https://humboldtgov.org/FormCenter/Public-Works-12/Big-Lagoon-Area-Identify-a-concern-form-166

09/04/2020 UPDATE:  As the scope of the project is getting larger, Public Works is attempting to separate comments and concerns into individual roads to better gauge the issues affecting each road.  It is very possible that in doing so that Public Works may have inadvertently removed an comment/concern from one road and added it to another.  On Tuesday 09/08/2020 the website will be updated with a form for the community to add additional concerns/issues/topics.  Lastly, spread the word to neighbors who may not have internet access that they can signup to be put on a mailing list where Public Works will U.S. Mail the contents of the website updates to them so that they can participate.  Call 707.445.7491 to be put on the U.S. Mail mailing list.  The list so far:

 A Road

  • <NONE>

B Road

  • <NONE>

Big Lagoon Park Road

  • Need a parking lane for the public to park
  • Speeding
  • Lack of speed enforcement
  • Lack of parking enforcement
  • Signs (in general) where there is a view of the ocean are a blight
  • Avoid too many signs too close together; creates confusion
  • signage needed to direct people to Big Lagoon County Park for access to coastal resources. Sign Illumination to aid motorists arriving in the dark.
  • Need advanced warning signs ahead of the turn for the park (Big Lagoon County Park – Right Turn 150 feet ahead, etc)
  • Right turn arrow and "PARK" pavement markings are needed at the intersection of Big Lagoon Park Road and Roundhouse Creek Road
  • Need signage to discourage RVs from turning off of Big Lagoon Park Road onto Roundhouse Creek Road
  • After the Big Lagoon Park Road and Roundhouse Creek Road intersection, provide directional signs ("PARK" with an arrow) to keep people from turning off the road onto the private roads of the Big Lagoon Park Company property
  • Trespassing on private property
  • Inappropriate behavior/activities
  • Brush needs to be trimmed back to make existing signs visible
  • Trash / Illegal Dumping
  • Agate Beach directional sign needed (directing to Big Lagoon Park)
  • At the Big Lagoon Park Road and Roundhouse Creek Road intersection, move the stop sign to Roundhouse Creek Road so that Big Lagoon Park Road is the "through road"
  • Enhanced school warning signs and pavement markings; flashing beacons.
  • Need more directional signage for visitors leaving the County Park to help them find US 101

C Road

  • Vehicles parking along the road obstruct traffic
  • Vehicles parking along the road obstruct fire hydrants
  • Vehicles parking along the road make it difficult for residents to exit/enter/use their driveways
  • Trespassing on private property
  • Inappropriate behavior/activities
  • Need to vacate the road for vehicular access but retain it for non-vehicular (pedestrian) access
  • Need a parking lot/area elsewhere for the public
  • Signs (in general) where there is a view of the ocean are a blight
  • Trespassing on private property
  • Inappropriate behavior/activities
  • Bluff warning signs needed

Lynda Lane

  • <NONE>

Oceanview Drive

  • Speeding
  • Lack of speed enforcement
  • Lack of parking enforcement
  • No Parking signs along Oceanview Drive are a blight
  • Signs (in general) where there is a view of the ocean are a blight
  • Lost traffic coming to the area due to insufficient directional signage for the County Park
  • Lost traffic coming to the area due to GPS sending people to this area
  • Vehicles parking along the road obstruct traffic
  • Vehicles parking along the road obstruct fire hydrants
  • Vehicles parking along the road make it difficult for residents to exit/enter/use their driveways
  • Vehicles parking along the road block access to mailboxes
  • Vehicles parking along the west side of the road obstruct the visibility of the hazardous bluff warning signs
  • Residents worry about the health and safety of people whose vehicles are left parked for a long period of time (late into the night/overnight) along the road
  • Trespassing on private property
  • Inappropriate behavior/activities
  • “No Parking - Resident Only” parking on the roads?
  • The use of the public right of way beyond the guard rail at the northerly end of Oceanview Drive to access coastal resources needs to be kept open
  • The use of the public right of way beyond the guard rail at the northerly end of Oceanview Drive to access coastal resources needs to be discouraged; but access kept open (no signs directing the public to this access point)
  • The use of the public right of way beyond the guard rail at the northerly end of Oceanview Drive to access coastal resources needs to be prohibited
  • Lack of a turnaround area at the northern end of Oceanview Drive
  • No sidewalks and pedestrian safety.  Is there a need for sidewalks?
  • No street lights.  Is there a need for street lights?
  • Speed Humps are needed. Paint the speed humps with the speed.
  • Radar Speed Signs area needed
  • Make signs less obtrusive:  smaller, lower, spread multiple signs horizontally instead of stacked vertically, etc…
  • Mark no parking zones with red paint on the ground versus signs (similar to Edwards Street in Trinidad)
  • Brush needs to be trimmed back to make existing signs visible.
  • Vehicles parking in yards
  • Theft and vandalism
  • Animals running free
  • Towing of illegally parked vehicles
  • Restricting on-street overnight parking is needed (10 PM to 5 AM, etc)
  • Trash / Illegal Dumping
  • Vegetation is overgrowing on the road and needs to be trimmed back
  • Fire hydrants need blue reflectors on the pavement

 Ocean View Drive (north of the guard rail)

  • Trim/remove vegetation off of the remaining pavement

Roundhouse Creek Road

  • Speeding
  • Lack of speed enforcement
  • Signs (in general) where there is a view of the ocean are a blight
  • Lost traffic coming to the area due to insufficient directional signage for the County Park
  • Lost traffic coming to the area due to GPS sending people to this area
  • Vehicles parking along the road obstruct traffic
  • Vehicles parking along the road make it difficult for residents to exit/enter/use their driveways
  • Vehicles parking along the road block access to mailboxes
  • Vehicles parking along the road obstruct fire hydrants
  • Trespassing on private property
  • Inappropriate behavior/activities
  • “No Parking - Resident Only” parking on the roads?
  • Need signage to advise traffic that there is no outlet / dead end road
  • Need signage to advise traffic that there is no vehicular beach access
  • Need “last chance” signage to direct RVs to turn around at the island at the intersection of Roundhouse Creek Road and Ocean View Drive
  • Lack of a turnaround area at the southern end of Roundhouse Creek Road
  • No sidewalks and pedestrian safety.  Is there a need for sidewalks?
  • No street lights.  Is there a need for street lights?
  • Speed Humps are needed. Paint the speed humps with the speed.
  • Radar Speed Signs area needed
  • Remove un-permitted signs (Squirrel crossing, etc.)
  • Make signs less obtrusive:  smaller, lower, spread multiple signs horizontally instead of stacked vertically, etc…
  • Brush needs to be trimmed back to make existing signs visible
  • Vehicles parking in yards
  • Theft and vandalism
  • Animals running free
  • Parking restrictions may be needed at the island to facilitate large RVs in turning around. Paint the curb red?
  • Towing of illegally parked vehicles
  • Restricting on-street overnight parking is needed (10 PM to 5 AM, etc)
  • Trash / Illegal Dumping
  • Vegetation is overgrowing on the road and needs to be trimmed back
  • Fire hydrants need blue reflectors on the pavement

US 101 (Caltrans)

  • Need signage on US 101 to direct traffic to Patrick’s Point State Park for Agate Beach access

Big Lagoon County Park

  • Need free parking
  • Need more parking
  • Restore the meadow

08/2020:  A public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, 09/02/2020 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm via Zoom. The meeting was originally scheduled to be in person at Big Lagoon School. However due to the number of citizens who wish to attend, in order to conform with Covid 19 requirements we are changing the venue of this meeting from in person to a Zoom meeting.  We will meet with small groups/individuals if you cannot access zoom.   Invitations for the Zoom meeting were deposited in U.S. Mail on Thursday 08/27/2020.

ZOOM MEETING Wednesday 09/02/2020 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

On Computer   https://zoom.us/j/91254570777   

Passcode: 347006

On Telephone  (669) 900-6833, (346) 248-7799, (253) 215-8782, (301) 715-8592, or  (312) 626-6799

Webinar ID: 912 5457 0777

Passcode: 347006

The Department has prepared a draft plan as a starting point to engage the community.  The draft plan can be found here: https://humboldtgov.org/DocumentCenter/View/88700