From the office of Supervisor Diane Burgis:
Caltrans announced today (Thursday, March 16, 2023) that it is awarding more than $225 million for local projects designed to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries on city and county roads. Funding is provided through the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
“Safety is always Caltrans’ top priority,” said Caltrans Director Tony Tavares. “These projects will enhance systemwide safety features, including enhancing safety for people who walk and bike, and move us closer to our vision of reaching zero fatalities and serious injuries on roadways throughout the state by 2050.”
A total of 282 projects from 155 local agencies will receive HSIP funds for safety enhancements that include pedestrian crossings, bike safety improvements and new traffic signals, roundabouts, turn lanes, rumble strips and guardrails. Caltrans awards these grants every other year to cities, counties, and tribal governments.
“True equity on our roads means creating safe spaces for all, where pedestrians and cyclists are valued and protected with the same care and attention as motorists, said Caltrans District 4 Director Dina El-Tawansy. “This critical funding for safety will bring us closer to achieving a sustainable and equitable transportation system for all Californians.”
Projects approved in Contra Costa County include:
- $7.4M in street lighting and safety improvements in the city of Concord. The project includes installing new lighting, upgrading existing street and intersection lighting, installing pedestrian countdown signal heads, modifying phasing to provide a Leading Pedestrian Interval (LPI) and installing three new Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) and four HAWK signals.$2.5M in the city of Antioch for signal system upgrades at multiple locations.$1.4M for Barrett Avenue Road improvements in the city of Richmond.
$1.3M for Byron Highway safety improvements.
$1.1M in the county to install bike lanes by widening and re-striping the roadway and installing a centerline rumble strip.
$999,990 to replace guardrails in various locations throughout the county.
$828,000 to install Hawk signals at trail crossings to enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety in the city of Antioch.
$715,050 for Vasco road safety improvements in the county.
$531,360 for traffic signal and intersection safety improvements in the city of Danville.
$445,860 for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements in the city of Moraga.
$249,840 to install Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs), bulb-outs and a median refuge island in the county.
$249,984 to upgrade existing uncontrolled crossing locations to enhance pedestrian safety with flashing beacon systems in the city of Concord.
$249,480 to install bike lane buffer delineators to provide physical separation between bicycles and vehicles and install bike boxes at intersection approaches.
$249,415 for the county for Walnut Boulevard bike safety improvements.
$239,040 for safety improvements on arterial roadways in the city of Pinole.
$224,640 for MacDonald Avenue pedestrian crossing safety upgrades in the city of Richmond.
$220,500 for pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements in the city of Moraga.
$107,910 for Hartz Avenue corridor intersection safety improvements in the city of Danville.
Great unless you drive a car