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 address existing deficiencies in the bicycle and pedestrian network and develop concepts to address the existing deficiencies by: 1) collecting existing data; 2) identifying deficiencies; 3) collecting community and stakeholder input; 4) developing concepts; and 5) creating an implementation and funding plan for the West Las Positas Boulevard corridor. The study is expected to be completed by summer 2019. A project website has been created and can be found at The website provides project information and dates for upcoming public meetings.

Bernal Avenue and Nevada Street Traffic Signal Improvements - Traffic Signal Sign The City is nearing design completion for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Bernal Avenue and Nevada Street. In addition to the installation of a new traffic signal, northwest and southwest corners of the intersection will be extended to shorten the pedestrian crossing distance on the north and west side of the intersection. These curb extensions will also encourage turning vehicles to drive slower through their turn. Construction is anticipated in the fall of 2019.

I-680/Sunol Boulevard Interchange Project
 – Conceptual design and preliminary engineering have begun for modifications to the 1-680/Sunol Boulevard Interchange. The goals of this project are 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. Currently, the City is finalizing a project report which is a requirement that develops conceptual designs and a high level traffic engineering and environmental analysis. Once the report is approved by the State the City can begin full engineering design.

New Illuminated Street Name Signs – Installation of 55 LED Illuminated Street Name Signs (ISNS) was completed earlier this year as part of the five-year program to replace or install energy efficient LED ISNS at all traffic signals. The installation of the 55 signs completed year four of this five year program. The remaining LED ISNS will be installed in early 2020 (year five of the program). 

Traffic Signal Operations Grant - The City of Pleasanton was awarded a $290,000 grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to deploy Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures equipment. The grant – Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials (IDEA) encourages municipalities to implement mature and proven technologies to improve a variety of traffic operations applications. The City is currently working with the MTC on the Systems Engineering process portion of this project.