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 WLPBike.com. This project has been combined with the West Las Positas reconstruction project which is expected to be constructed in 2024 (construction funding has not yet been identified).

Expedited Speed Lump ProgramThree neighborhoods have qualified for and collected sufficient signatures to install speed lumps in their neighborhood. The streets to receive speed lumps in the fall of 2021 are: Nevada Street (adjacent to Irby Ranch development), Hansen Drive (west of Valley Avenue) and Via Espada.

Bernal Avenue and Nevada Street Traffic Signal Improvements - Traffic Signal Sign Construction of the traffic signal at the intersection of Bernal Avenue and Nevada Street is expected in January of 2022. In addition to the installation of a new traffic signal, the northwest and southwest corners of the intersection will be extended to reduce distance a pedestrian must cross. This extension of the corners will also encourage turning vehicles to drive slower when turning at the intersection.

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 spring of 2022. 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 in Spring of 2024.