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City Improves Safety of Downtown Streets

Post Date:06/05/2018 9:00 AM

Beginning Monday, June 11, the City will conduct several road improvements to make Dana and Palm Streets safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Major funding for this project comes from the Local Revenue Measure (Measure G). Maintained roads help reduce wear-and-tear on vehicles, lead to improved gas mileage, and reduce the need for frequent tire replacement.

Specific improvements include:

  • Placement of an asphalt overlay and new cul de sac pavement on Dana Street
  • Reconstruction of the intersections at Palm/Johnson and Palm/Toro
  • Installation of Americans with Disabilities Act compliant pedestrian improvements and curb corner ramps at all crossings

Commuters should expect delays on weekdays during daytime hours. In the likely event Dana Street needs to be closed, neighbors will be advised. The intersections on Palm will be closed during the reconstruction work. Detours will be posted, and where vehicles may be in the way, “No Parking” signs will be posted 30 hours prior to work. The project is expected to last four months.

The City encourages people who live, work, or normally drive through the affected areas to look closely for signs, review information received, note the dates and locations of road closures, find temporary alternate routes, and avoid parking in the affected areas. If the corridor cannot be avoided, the City and contractor encourage drivers to drive cautiously in construction zones and watch for pedestrians, bicyclists and construction personnel.

For more information regarding traffic impacts or ongoing projects, please visit, or contact the City’s Public Works Department at (805) 781-7200.

CONTACT: Brian Nelson, Acting Supervising Civil Engineer; (805)781-7113

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