Concrete Islands on Arastradero
Original post made by Joe, Barron Park, on Feb 9, 2011
The City recently installed two concrete islands on Arastradero Road. Several Barron Park residents have asked about them because they look permanent, whereas the Arastradero Road re-striping project is still a trial.
The information below is from the City's Transportation Division. If you have further questions and comments, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Explanation:* The islands are a part of the trial project and can be
removed if the City utilimately decides against the project. They were
built with very shallow foundations. The reason the islands are concrete is that there is not a safe way to paint lines on the street that can simulate what is being tested at these locations. The concrete island at Clemo Drive is a key element of the enhanced crosswalk at that location to help create a refuge area for pedestrians, but installation was delayed until recently due
to contract coordination. The new island at Hubbart St was proposed the City in the late fall in efforts to further encourage speed reductions. An island was necessary to protect the pole in the median. The City added a second sign for eastbound traffic at the same location on an existing streetlight pole. The previously existing sign near the cemetery will be removed later if the City receives concerns about multiple signs in the same direction.
Within a couple of weeks (after the traffic signal construction at
Arastradero/Coulombe is complete), reflectors will be added around the
islands and the island noses will be painted white. There will also be
other roadway markings.
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