Project Description: The Public Works department is working with a consulting firm to design improvements to the intersection Freitas and Las Gallinas. The Intersection is very narrow, preventing left turning cars traveling east and west from turning at the same time. In addition, queues for these turn lanes back up into the adjacent through lanes, leading to safety and operational issues.
The proposed project includes Structural modifications to widen the intersection over the creek to:
- Allow concurrent, protected left turns from Freitas Parkway
- Extend the bike lanes and close the gap on Las Gallinas Avenue approaching the intersection
- Extend the bike lanes on Freitas Parkway to the intersection at Las Gallinas Avenue
- Extend the eastbound and westbound queue pockets to accommodate existing and future traffic volumes
- Reduction of curb return radii on various corners of the intersection and the removal of existing channelizing (“porkchop”) islands
- Traffic Signal Modification/Replacement with video detection and a CCTV traffic monitoring camera
- Storm drain system modifications
Design Firm: CSW Stuber Stroeh Engineering Group
Public Outreach: The City presented a conceptual design to the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Terra Linda and Santa Margarita Home Owners Associations, and put together two public outreach forums at the Northgate Shopping Center.
Project Contact: Jeff Stutsman, Department of Public Works, (415) 485-3355