The City of Pleasant Hill has recently completed significant enhancements to six of the major trail crossings throughout the city.
Mayor Hanecak and city officials will conduct a ‘switch-on’ ceremony of the signal lights at the Canal Trail Crossing on Gregory Lane on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 4pm The public is welcome to attend the event.
What: Unveiling Ceremony and Signal Lights Initiation at the Canal Trail Crossing
When: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Canal Trail Crossing, Gregory Lane (next to Christ the King Church)
Citywide Trail Crossing Enhancement Project
The Citywide Trail Crossing Enhancement Project consisted of constructing access and visibility enhancements at four key trail crossings along the Contra Costa Canal Trail at Chilpancingo Parkway, Gregory Lane, Boyd Road and Oak Park Boulevard and another two trail crossings along the EBMUD Trail at Oak Park Boulevard and Astrid Drive.
Trail crossing enhancements varied at each location, but in general included:
- In-pavement flashing lights
- Pedestrian actuated LED signage
- Colored crosswalks
- ADA curb ramps
- Concrete bulb-outs & sidewalks
- High visibility signs
- Pavement striping; and
- Radar speed feedback signs
In addition, a new pedestrian signal and landscaped median island was constructed at the Gregory Lane/Contra Costa Canal Trail crossing. A new concrete sidewalk was also constructed along the south side of Oak Park Boulevard (between the EBMUD Trail crossing and Eccleston Avenue), and limited traffic signal modifications were completed at the Oak Park Boulevard/Monticello Avenue intersection to enhance student access between the EBMUD Trail and the nearby Pleasant Hill Middle School.
The total project construction cost is approximately $1.2 million, of which City staff secured over 60% in various State transportation grants for construction.
The remaining project costs were funded with local funds. City staff secured construction and long-term maintenance easements with the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Contra Costa Water District, East Bay Regional Park District, Contra Costa County, and EBMUD for the construction of the various project improvements. The project was constructed while allowing uninterrupted access to trail users during the 4 month construction period.