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Poplar Corridor Safety Improvement Project

Aerial View of IntersectionProject Description
The project will design and construct a median island on Poplar Ave from Amphlett Blvd to Idaho St, as well as traffic calming improvements along Humboldt St from Peninsula Ave to E. Poplar Ave as a result of the traffic diversion.  Traffic calming improvements include: bulbouts at College/Humboldt intersection and mid-block in front of the court house, landscaping with new trees, pedestrian level lighting, radar feedback signs, and signal upgrades at Humboldt/Poplar,  In 2004, the City identified a need to review Poplar at the US-101 exit due to safety concerns.  A traffic study was completed and several community meetings have been held in the last 10 years identifying the median island as the best short-term solution to improve safety along the US-101 Poplar/Peninsula corridor.

Project Status
Project construction will begin in August 2016 and continue through approximately January 2017. Working hours for this Project are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm. There may be additional weekend or night work performed periodically. Advance notices will be issued prior to these events.

How Construction Might Affect You:
- Traffic is subject to detour; please obey the detour signs
- Expect additional traffic during construction hours due to construction equipment

Additional advance notification of US-101 and Poplar ramp closures will be sent to residents and businesses.

Community Process
Since February of 2010, residents, City officials, and City staff have come together to exchange ideas and information on how we can address traffic safety at Poplar Avenue, US101 to Humboldt. Learn more about the community process.

Project Manager
Leo Chow
(650) 522-7344

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