Contra Costa Boulevard (CCB) Improvement Project – This new CCB project is from Harriet Drive to Beth Drive/Doray Drive intersections and was conceived to provide multimode (landscaping, lighting, pedestrian, cyclist and motorist) roadway improvements commonly called “Complete Streets” improvements. These Complete Streets improvements include realignment of traffic lanes and center median islands to improve efficiency and safety, pavement rehabilitation, traffic striping, street lighting in the center median, and traffic signal replacements at the CCB/Ellinwood Drive intersection. Pedestrian and cyclist improvements include new sidewalk along the west side of CCB between Doray Drive and Ellinwood Drive; widening other existing sidewalks; planting new trees; median landscaping enhancements with water-efficient irrigation; pedestrian lighting; striped bike lanes; and the construction of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps, sidewalks and driveways.
The City secured $200,000 in Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) Measure J Funds, $90,000 in Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds and $900,000 in Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant funds for the Project. The City has applied for an additional $1,556,000 grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Cycle 1 Regional Competitive Active Transportation Program (ATP) and the City should know by the end of June 2015 if these funds will be available to fund the construction various “complete streets” improvements options.
The City has hired the engineering firm NCE, Inc. to design the project. NCE, Inc. recently took pavement core samples from the roadway and conducted a non-destructive deflection testing of the pavement structure. Results from this testing will be used to develop some engineering design options for pavement resurfacing. Also this past week, City staff and NCE, Inc. hosted a project public informational meeting at City Hall to talk about the project scope, construction and traffic impacts and field public concerns. A summary of the exhibits presented will be posted soon on the City's web page at http://www.ci.pleasant-hill.ca.us/ccb.
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