CITY GETS OK TO SPEND FEDERAL STIMULUS: Pinole has received the green light from Caltrans to proceed with two projects funded in part by federal economic stimulus money.
The $1.2 million Appian Way Rehabilitation Project, which will include roadway reconstruction from San Pablo Avenue to Tara Hills Road and construction of Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps at street corners, will receive $960,000 in federal money.
The San Pablo Avenue Crosswalks Improvement Project will add sidewalk extension "bulb-outs" to the crosswalk between Fern and Alvarez avenues on San Pablo Avenue for enhanced visibility, as well as flashing beacons at the crosswalk and at advance points on the avenue to alert motorists to the presence of pedestrians; the westerly crosswalk on San Pablo Avenue at Quinan Street will be eliminated.
The crosswalks project will receive $214,000 in federal funds toward the total cost of $236,000.
The projects were advertised today, and construction is expected to begin in September, Pinole Public Works Director Dean Allison said in a news release.
Questions during construction can be directed to the Public Works Department at 510-724-9010.
— Tom Lochner