School Crossing Upgrades

Update – August 3, 2015. The School Crossing Upgrades Project should be completed by the end of September. The City is upgrading 31 intersection locations adjacent to thirteen middle and elementary schools throughout the City.

Project

The project will include the installation of curb ramps to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, accessible pedestrian crossings, traffic striping and markings, and the replacement of signs. Updating City intersections near schools will increase safety and awareness of pedestrians and motorists.

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The plans and specifications and a call for bids was approved at the  November 9th City Council Meeting 

How is this project being funded?

The City received state grant funds in the amount of $305,000 for this project through the Safe Routes to School Program (SR2S). The balance will be funded from the Gas Tax Fund. The engineer’s estimate for the project is $365,000. Bid opening and award of a construction contract are anticipated to take place in January 2015.

Improvement Locations List – you can download the list here.

Location # Affected School Street Cross Street
1 Ann Soldo Wagner Ave. Vista Montaña Dr.
2 Cesar Chavez Arthur Rd. Sonoma St.
3 E. A. Hall Middle School Brewington Ave. E. Lake (SR 152)
4 E. A. Hall Middle School Brewington Ave. Orchard St.
5 E. A. Hall Middle School Madison St. E. Fifth St.
6 E. A. Hall Middle School/Mintie White Brewington Palm Ave.
7 E. A. Hall Middle School/Mintie White Palm Ave. Lincoln St.
8 E. A. Hall Middle School/Mintie White Palm Ave. Madison St.
9 E. A. Hall Middle School/Mintie White Palm Ave. Midblock Brewington/Madison
10 Freedom Holly Dr. Airport Rd.
11 Freedom Holl Dr. Ross Ave.
12 H.A. Hyde Alta Vista Ave. Marilyn St.
13 H.A. Hyde Alta Vista Ave. Santa Clara St.
14 H. A. Hyde Santa Clara St. Mañana Ln.
15 Landmark Ohlone Parkway Kingfisher Dr.
16 Landmark Ohlone Parkway Loma Vista Dr.
17 Linscott Elm St. Marchant St.
18 Linscott Elm St. Midblock Marchant/Lincoln
19 Mintie White California St. Brewington Ave.
20 Mintie White California St. Lincoln St.
21 Mintie White California St. Monte Vista Ave.
22 Mintie White California St. Roosevelt St.
23 Moreland Notre Dame Brennan St. Midblock E. 5th/Palm
24 Radcliff Rodriguez St. Kearney St.
25 Rolling Hills Middle School Anna St. Herman Ave.
26 Rolling Hills Middle School Anna St. Holm Rd.
27 Rolling Hills Middle School Anna St. Shady Oaks Dr.
28 Rolling Hills Middle School Herman Ave. Kralj Dr.
29 Starlight Pennsylvania Dr. Hammer Dr.
30 T. S. MacQuiddy Martinelli St. Midblock Washington/Glemar
31 T. S. MacQuiddy Martinelli St. Washington St.

SchoolCrossingUpgrades12-14You can contact Natalie Diaz at 768-3116 for additional information.

 

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