The city is completing plans for two new signal lights, to be installed on Valley Parkway & Date Street and El Norte Parkway & Fig Street.
The project to add signals at the intersections will cost $689,000, but a grant from Caltrans will cover $619,600 of that amount.
According to City Engineer Julie Procopio, the design for the two signals has been completed and staff has submitted the designs and documentation to Caltrans to get its approval to construct. This authorization is required before the city can go to bid. This is standard since Caltrans will be paying for most of the project.
IN 2013 the city applied to the Highway Safety Improvement Program, for federal funds administered through Caltrans.
The two intersections were in the top five range for intersections due to accidents and volume of traffic, said Procopio. “They had been identified as priorities. We applied for the funds and were successful. We are now completing the design and awaiting the go-ahead from Caltrans.
Because they administer the funding they want to be sure they have reviewed our plans and specifications.”