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December 31, 2013 > Public Works Awarded Federal Grant

Public Works Awarded Federal Grant

Submitted By Rick LaForce

On December 10, 2013, the City of Union City was informed by Caltrans that a proposed signal upgrade project had been awarded from Cycle 6 of the Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The HSIP system provides funding for projects that install safety countermeasures to mitigate crashes. Based on citywide crash records over the past five years, Union City Public Works staff identified several locations within the City that demonstrated crash patterns that could be mitigated with upgraded traffic signals.

The City has been awarded an HSIP grant in the amount of $871,900 to make traffic signal upgrades at the following intersections:
¥ Alvarado-Niles Road/H Street-Royal Ann Drive
¥ Alvarado-Niles Road/Western Avenue
¥ Alvarado-Niles Road/Central Avenue
¥ Alvarado-Niles Road/Hop Ranch Road
¥ Alvarado-Niles Road/Almaden Boulevard
¥ Alvarado Boulevard/Dyer Street

The goal of this proposed project is to increase safety at the six (6) signalized intersections through enhanced signal visibility. The proposed project will include installation of new, longer mast arms for all traffic approaches and movements. The project will also include installation of new intersection street lighting on the mast arm poles. Public Works Staff will be working with Caltrans to start the project development process once the project funding is programmed and ready for us to use.

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