$2.4 Million Safe Routes to School Street Improvements Approved for Alvin Drive

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News Date: 
July 2, 2020

On June 23, 2020, City Council approved a Resolution awarding the Alvin Drive and Linwood Drive Safe Routes to School, Project No. 9219; Federal Project ATPL-5045(030), contract to Norcal Contractor, in the amount of $2,406,740.67.  The City already started preliminary street work to prepare for the resurfacing of Alvin Drive between Natividad Road and North Main Street.  New pavement markings and high visibility crosswalks are among the street improvements that residents will see.  The project also includes enhancements on Linwood Drive and Maryal Drive.  The project will include traffic signals and bike lanes, as well. This project is funded by a grant from the California Department of Transportation and intends to support residents traveling to school and get them safely there and safely home. 

Project Background

The Alvin Drive and Linwood Drive Safe Routes to School project aims to enhance the safety of all users along the East Alvin Drive (between North Main Street and Natividad Road), Linwood Drive, Chaparral Street (between Linwood Drive and Maryal Drive), and Maryal Drive by implementing complete street elements. The benefits of complete streets include:

· Improved safety for all users;

· Encourages more walking and bicycling, fostering a healthier, more active community;

· Reduce greenhouse gas production and improved air quality; and

 ·Livable communities.

To learn more information about the Alvin Drive and Linwood Drive Safe Routes to School Project, please visit the project webpage:

https://www.cityofsalinas.org/our-city-services/public-works/current-projects/alvin-drive-safe-routes-school