Harriet Avenue Traffic Calming Project
(Updated October 14, 2019)
Harriet Avenue from 220 ft. south of Keith Drive to Westmont Avenue.
This project will provide improvements to slow down traffic and enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety on Harriet Avenue from Westmont Avenue to the northern city limit near Keith Drive.
Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) a.k.a. High Intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) System installation is delayed due to the backlog in equipment manufacturing. See Project Update.
In November 2017, City Council approved the conceptual plan based on community input collected through a series of public meetings. This plan aimed to address traffic speeds with speed humps and narrower lane widths, and to improve walking and bicycling experiences on Harriet Avenue by increasing vehicle/pedestrian separation, reducing crossing distances, improving visibility, and raising motorist awareness.
Project improvements include a pedestrian hybrid beacon on Harriet Avenue and McCoy Avenue, speed humps, spot island bulb-outs, buffered bike lanes, green bikelanes at conflict points at McCoy Avenue and Elam Avenue, widened sidewalk at San Tomas Aquino Creek, and the upgrade of ADA curb ramps to compliance.
This project is partially federally grant funded by the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The purpose of the HSIP program is to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. This project is eligible for HSIP funding because the project scope proposes to provide safety improvements along the corridor.
Wattis Construction has completed the installation of underground electrical work, ADA curb ramps, speed humps, sidewalk improvements, traffic spot islands, bicycle lanes, slurry seal and striping on Harriet Avenue.
The existing flashing beacon will remain in place until the delivery and installation of the new pedestrian hybrid beacon (HAWK), which is scheduled to be installed in February 2020. Please frequently visit this webpage for updates.
|City Council Approval of Plans and Specifications||Oct. '18||Completed|
|Caltrans Issues Authorization to Proceed with Construction||Mar. '19||Completed|
|Advertise for Bids||Apr. '19||Completed|
|Award Contract||July '19||Completed|
|Construction||Aug.'19 - Feb.'20|
Project Update (October 2019 Mailer) - General information regarding the project status and upcoming City of San Jose Sanitary Improvement Project.
Resolution 12370 - Approving Plans and Specifications, Authorizing Advertisement of Bids, Authorizing the Public works Director to Award the Contract and Other Associated Actions for Harriett Avenue Traffic Calming Project 18NN.
2-Week Advance Notice - General information regarding the project will be delivered to the residents living within a 300 foot radius of the project limits.
72-Hour Slurry Sealing Notice - General information regarding upcoming slurry sealing work. The notice will be delivered to affected residents and those living within a 300-ft. radius of the project limits.