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Freitas & Las Gallinas Intersection Improvements

Posted on May 2, 2017


1001-1005 Las Gallinas Ave

San Rafael



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


Project Status: The project has been awarded to Ghilotti Bros. Construction is anticipated to begin late April and continue through October of this year. The schedule will be posted as soon as it’s available.

  • Week of April 24 – Contractor plans to pothole utilities in and around the intersection. Traffic delays are anticipated to be minimal.

Project Contact: Hunter Young, Department of Public Works, (415) 485-3355

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