Upcoming safety improvements at 2 Fremont intersections
FREMONT, Calif .– As the fourth largest city in the Bay Area grows to approach a population of 250,000, it is reconfiguring major intersections to improve traffic flow and provide additional safety measures motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
The last intersections modified by the City of Fremont are along Fremont Boulevard at Mowry Avenue and Stevenson Boulevard. As part of the project to improve safety at the Boulevard Fremont intersection, the two intersections – among the busiest in the city in terms of vehicle traffic – are modernized and modified with improvements in pedestrian safety and traffic. cyclists.
At boulevard Fremont / avenue Mowry and boulevard Fremont / boulevard Stevenson, the project consists of removing the existing “pork chop” traffic islands at each corner of the intersections and removing the eight existing right-turn bypass lanes at both intersections, by replacing them with cycle paths.
The modifications also include the construction of new protected refuge traffic islands at each corner of the two intersections and the removal and replacement of existing traffic lights at each intersection.
The central median islands will be modified to allow realignment of the traffic lanes to provide a better approach to motorists crossing each of the intersections.
Green buffered bike lanes will also be added at each intersection.
Construction began at the end of April. The work will be completed this summer.
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