Traffic Engineering

The Traffic Engineering Division strives to increase the efficiency and safety of the City’s transportation network. 

This division of the Community Development Department is responsible for: 

  • Planning and operating the roadways, sidewalks, and bikeways in the City to provide for the safe and efficient movement of people, goods and services within Pleasanton.
  • Evaluating development proposals to determine their impacts to traffic flow and ascertain necessary mitigation.
  • Balancing the needs of the different modes of transportation: walking, biking, and driving.

The division:

  • Has installed a sophisticated communications network that links most of the traffic signals, traffic cameras, and detectors to the Traffic Operations Center.
  • Responds to common requests involving safety, speed, traffic signals, signs and markings, as well as school and neighborhood traffic conditions.

What's New:

West Las Positas Boulevard Corridor Improvement Plan - Bicycle and Pedestrian Symbol SignThe West Las Positas Boulevard Corridor Plan will create a new vision for the corridor, featuring an all ages and abilities bikeway network and improvements to pedestrian facilities. The short and long term concepts can be found on the project website This project has been combined with the West Las Positas reconstruction project. Advertisement for 35% design plans has been completed and the plans are estimated to be finished by summer 2023. The project is expected to be constructed in 2024 (construction funding has not yet been identified).


I-680/Sunol Boulevard Interchange Project – Caltrans symbolThe goals of this project are to work with Caltrans to provide congestion relief, operational safety improvements, and improve bicycle facilities through the interchange. The City will be the lead agency and will partner with the California State Department of Transportation during project development. The Environmental Clearance is expected in by early 2023. Upon receipt of the environmental clearance, an 18-month detailed design will commence where the new overpass, ramp alignments  and traffic signals will be finalized. Construction of the interchange improvements is expected to start in 2024.