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File #: CONS 16-243   
Section: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 5/17/2016 Final action:
Subject: Mission Boulevard and Blanche Street & Gading Road and Huntwood Way Intersections Safety Improvements: Approval of Plans and Specifications and Call for Bids
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Resolution, 2. Attachment II Project Location Map
DATE: May 17, 2016

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Director of Public Works

SUBJECT
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Mission Boulevard and Blanche Street & Gading Road and Huntwood Way Intersections Safety Improvements: Approval of Plans and Specifications and Call for Bids

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

That Council adopts the attached resolution (Attachment I) approving the plans and specifications for the Mission Boulevard and Blanche Street Intersection; and Gading Road and Huntwood Way Intersection Safety Improvements, and calling for bids to be received on June 14, 2016.

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BACKGROUND

A City-wide traffic safety improvement study identified the need for improvements at the intersections of Mission Boulevard and Blanche Street, as well as at Gading Road and Huntwood Way. At the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Blanche Street, the pedestrian crosswalk is unprotected across four lanes of Mission Blvd traffic. This crosswalk is used by school children going to and from the Conley-Caraballo High School near this intersection. At the intersection of Gading Road and Huntwood Way, there is an unsafe left turn movement from Huntwood Way into Gading Road, and an unprotected left turn movement from Gading Road into Huntwood Way.

In early 2013, staff applied for federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding and received $396,000 to improve the above mentioned intersections. The project location map is referenced in Attachment II.

DISCUSSION

Collision data demonstrated a pattern of high-collision locations centered around the above noted intersections. Broadside, sideswipe, rear-end, and vehicle-pedestrian collisions were the most common types of collisions at these intersections. Expressed community concerns and requests for improvements were consistent with the collision data. This improvement project will mitigate the identified safety issues.



The improvements will include t...

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