Dear San Jose Avenue / I-280 Pilot Project Neighbors,
Thank you for your interest and involvement in the SFMTA’s San Jose Avenue and I-280 Pilot Project. Construction is scheduled to start on the restriping of northbound San Jose Avenue from the I-280 off-ramp to Randall St beginning Monday, June 2. During construction several roadways entering the project area will be need to be closed to ensure the project is done in a safe manner for both motorists and our paint shop crew.
The following streets will be closed from 9am to 3pm on Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 6:
· Northbound I-280 San Jose Avenue Off-ramp
· Northbound San Jose Avenue at Tingley Street
· Northbound Monterey Boulevard ramp to San Jose Avenue
Electronic message signs will be placed on the street this weekend to notify drivers of the detour and Caltrans will be utilizing their overhead freeway message signs.
Bicycle access will be maintained during the closure.
The proposed new roadway configuration at the “triple merge point” will include a lane reduction, and the existing bicycle lane on the Monterey Boulevard overpass and San Jose Avenue to Randall St will be further enhanced through widening and the addition of physical separation. Collectively, these improvements are intended to:
· Increase safety for bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorists along the corridor
· Reduce traffic speeds on northbound San Jose Avenue
· Reduce cut-through traffic from northbound I-280
The SFMTA is looking forward to implementing this pilot project to calm traffic and improve bicycle access through the area. Thank you again for your participation and please contact me if you have any questions.
Have a good weekend,
Michael Riebe PE
SFMTA | Livable Streets