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North Sanborn Road Safety Improvements

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Project Location:

Sanborn Road between East Alisal Street and Freedom Parkway

Project Background:

Construction for this project is complete. 

North Sanborn Road, between East Alisal Street and Freedom Parkway, was identified as a road segment with heavy pedestrian activity and a high number of rear-end collisions, broadsides and collisions that involved pedestrians and/or bicyclists. The City of Salinas successfully received funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to make improvements along North Sanborn Road, between East Alisal and Freedom Parkway, to address the need for safety and efficiency along this corridor.

The North Sanborn Road Project improved the traffic safety operations by installing SCOOT Adaptive Traffic Control system, an adaptive coordination system that continuously measures traffic demand on all approaches to intersections in the network and optimizes the signal timings at each intersection to minimize delays and stops. In addition to the installation of the adaptive traffic control system, protected left turn phases were installed at the intersections of Sanborn Road/Garner Avenue, Sanborn Road/Del Monte Avenue and Sanborn Road/Freedom Parkway. The project also included updates to the traffic signal controllers, vehicle and pedestrian signal heads and pedestrian ramps. Updating the signalized intersections along the North Sanborn Road corridor has provided safer travels for the pedestrians and drivers using these facilities. Construction for the North Sanborn Project began in August of 2018 and was completed on January 11, 2019. The total funding for this project included $1,685,200 in Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grant funds, $157,300 from Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) grant funds and $228,000 in Measure X Bond funds for a total project funding of $2,070,500.