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May 2019 Update from the City of Campbell BPAC
Written by Carmen Lynaugh, City of Campbell BPAC Chair
San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail: Campbell City Council at their August 21, 2018 approved the alignment for Reaches 1 & 2, and approved moving forward with completing the environmental assessment including CEQA and preliminary design for only these reaches. The approved alignment for Reaches 1 & 2 is along the top of bank of San Tomas Creek between Westmont Ave. and San Tomas Aquino Road (bend). Staff is working on preliminary design and environmental documents.
Dell Avenue Bike Lane/Bike Route Project: Staff has secured TDA funding to install bike lanes and sharrows on Dell Avenue between East Sunnyoaks Ave. and Knowles Dr. and on Hacienda Ave. between Winchester Blvd. and Dell. The work will consist of installing bike lanes where the street width allows for their installation and sharrows where the width is insufficient to support a bike lane. Additional signage will be installed to inform drivers of the new installation and to educate them as to “Share the Road”. The project was put out to bid which resulted in receiving no bids, so staff is in negotiations with contractors to get the work completed this summer/fall.
Eden Avenue Sidewalks: This project will install sidewalks on the east side of Eden Ave. across from Rosemary Elementary School. The project will provide a necessary safe route to the school. The project is out to bid, with bids due in June. If bids are accepted possible construction to start in July with completion before school starts.
Harriet Avenue Traffic Calming Project: This project will include the installation of speed humps; bulb-out sidewalks and a pedestrian hybrid beacons system at McCoy Ave. The project will also include green bike lanes with painted buffer marks. The project was bid and awarded. The contractor should be starting work by the end of July.