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:
West Las Positas Boulevard Corridor Improvement Plan - The 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 Program – Three 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 - 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 – The 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.