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East Blithedale Avenue Rehabilitation Project

What is the East Blithedale Avenue Rehabilitation Project?

This project will rehabilitate aging infrastructure and improve multimodal access to local residential, school, and business areas along East Blithedale Avenue.  The project’s goals are to:

  • Repave roadways
  • Repair damaged curb, gutter and sidewalks
  • Replace non-ADA compliant curb ramps
  • Upgrade existing traffic signals to meet current standards
  • Improve bicycle and pedestrian mobility and safety

The project limits are on East Blithedale Avenue between Sunnyside Avenue and the Highway 101 Interchange.

The City has secured $3.81 million in funds from Marin County’s Measure A Major Roads Program, Safe Pathway grant and City local funds to rehabilitate East Blithedale Avenue from Sunnyside Avenue to US 101.

The project will be constructed in phases over the next 3-4 years. The first phase of the project from Camino Alto to US 101 has the highest multimodal demands and expected to be in construction in Summer 2021. This segment will include the construction of Class II bike lanes.

 

The project design team will also review conditions at the following locations along East Blithedale that have been identified by members of the public as intersections that need attention. These improvements will be included in the construction project if budget permits, or will be addressed by future projects:

 

  • Concern for pedestrian crosswalk safety at the Catalpa intersection
  • A desire for intersection improvements at the Hilarita/Mesa intersection
  • Desire to evaluate the traffic signal at the Lomita intersection, to improve the trail user and pedestrian experience at that location
  • Intersection improvements to alleviate congestion and improve safety, such as roundabouts

During the project, the City will continue to seek and apply for additional grant funds for the construction of the project.

Overall Project Timeline and Activities:


Spring 2020 through Summer 2020:

The project consultants will gather data and conduct site investigations to support preliminary engineering and the development of corridor concept improvement plans and estimates.  Activities will include topographic surveys, traffic counts, parking studies, and geotechnical investigations.

The consultants and surveyors will be collecting this data starting Thursday, March 12th, 2020.

Summer 2020 through Fall 2020:

The City will conduct community engagement activities including meetings with stakeholders and public workshops to gather input to inform the Final Design for the project.

Summer 2020 through Winter 2021:

Final Design Plans, Specifications, and Estimates will be prepared for Phases 1, 2 and 3.

Spring 2021 through Fall 2021:

Construction of Phase 1 (Camino Alto to US 101) is anticipated to begin in the Spring/Summer 2021.  The work to rehabilitate East Blithedale Avenue is expected to follow the City’s planned sanitary sewer improvements on East Blithedale Avenue between Camino Alto and Lomita in summer 2020.

The City will work with the community throughout the project design and construction to identify construction staging strategies and methods to minimize impacts on residents and the traveling public.

 

Project Contact

Ahmed A. Aly, PE
Project Manager
(415)384-4755
aaaly@cityofmillvalley.org

To receive updates on this project, please send your contact information to publicworks@cityofmillvalley.org 

Attachments

Acceptance of Measure A Funds from TAM - 180806 Staff Report

Award of Feasibility Study - 181105 Staff Report

March 28th Presentation to Community 

March 2020 - East Blithedale Rehabilitation Fact Sheet

East Blithedale Stakeholder Meeting - June 3, 2020 : 1-2pm - Zoom Meeting Recording: Password: 2S+K$%O*

East Blithedale Stakeholder Meeting Presentation PDF - June 3rd, 2020
East Blithedale Story Maps - June 2020