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Temporary Markings on Charleston/Arastradero Corridor

Temporary Markings on Charleston/Arastradero Corridor

Staff has finished the temporary markings of new safety features being installed along the Charleston / Arastradero Corridor. The temporary markings let staff see how vehicles are navigating the planned street changes and help create awareness among drivers and other passersby. Staff has already made minor changes to a few intersections, including the intersections of Coulombe and Arastradero, and Carlson and Charleston, after evaluating the temporary markings. Changes include reducing the bulb-outs and increasing the width of the receiving lane. People traveling through the corridor will see temporary white paint and signs that show the layout of the new features.

The new features are aimed at increasing safety by moderating vehicle speeds and turning speeds, decreasing pedestrian crossing times and exposure to traffic, and increasing the visibility of oncoming traffic when exiting side streets. New features include widened sidewalks, a continuous bicycle lane along the corridor, curb extensions, and curb ramps compliant with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Photo of Charleston

O’Grady Paving started work on July 20 and is expected to finish in May 2019 for Phase 1 and Phase 2. The contractor is currently working at Terman Drive installing widened sidewalks, ADA compliant curb ramps, a bicycle entry ramp, a separate bus duck out, and a bio-retention planter strip.

To learn more about the project, please visit the project page at cityofpaloalto.org/CACorridor.

Last Updated: July 30, 2018