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Downtown Complete Streets

  • Downtown Complete Streets Conceptual Rendering  

  • A new traffic signal pole is being  cut and weld to fit with overhead utilities.  (February 8, 2021)

  • City Crews install supplemental traffic control signs for the Downtown Complete Streets Project (March 18, 2021)

Project Background

The Downtown Complete Streets project, also known as the West Alisal Complete Streets project, intends to make the corridor on West Alisal Street and Lincoln Avenue a more safe, efficient and complete street.  The first phase will include re-striping, signal improvements, and crosswalk improvements on West Alisal Street from Blanco Road to Front Street.  The project is funded by a federal grant from the Highways Safety Improvement Program and a grant from the Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) for design.

The second phase includes additional intersection improvements, continuing complete streets improvements on Lincoln Avenue, and designs for enhanced bus service.

This project is part of a larger regional plan to improve transit, bicycle, pedestrian and auto corridor between the Marina area to the City of Salinas.  Information on the regional plan can be found on the Transportation Agency for Monterey County website

What are "Complete Streets"? 

"Complete Streets" are streets designed and operated to support safe mobility for everyone. Those included are people of all ages and abilities, regardless of whether they are traveling as drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or public transportation riders. 

Construction Schedule

The construction of the Downtown Complete Streets Project is expected to be completed in April 2021.  Major construction is now finished and no more major closures are planned.   Traffic signal poles, cabinets, controllers, cameras and other hardware have been replaced and were upgraded to modern standards.  The traffic signals were temporarily put on flash while equipment is being replaced and will need to remain on flash until inspected and ensured that it will operate at a safe standard.  Once signals are activated, signal operations will be improved to provide a better coordinated system on West Alisal Street.

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Funding for this project is provided by the Highway and Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), and Measure X . 

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