For Immediate ReleaseMarch 28, 2019
Coordination effort this spring to improve travel times, enhance safety
San Rafael, CA – Several agencies are working to better synchronize traffic signals along Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Larkspur, Greenbrae and Kentfield to reduce travel times and boost safety.
The project includes synchronizing 13 traffic signals, including nine under County jurisdiction, two under the City of Larkspur’s jurisdiction and two under Caltrans’ jurisdiction. The last time the signals were synchronized was 2012.
“Traffic volumes and patterns have changed since then as the region recovered from the recession,” said Bob Goralka, DPW Principal Civil Engineer. “Traffic synchronization will better manage the traffic flow, reduce the number of traffic stops and improve travel times for motorists traversing the corridor. We’re proud to partner with MTC, Larkspur and Caltrans to improve the efficiency of one of the County’s key arterials.”
Signal synchronization promotes uniform travel times and helps reduce rear-end collisions. Improvements to air quality, by decreasing motor vehicle emissions and fuel consumption, are also possible.
The core goals of MTC’s PASS grant program are to improve travel time and improve safety of motorists, transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists.
The work is scheduled to begin April 11 and could take up to two weeks to complete the initial implementation. New “Traffic Signal Timing Ahead” signs will be installed prior to the work to alert motorists of the changes. The signs will remain in place while traffic signal timings are implemented, monitored and adjusted over the next three months.
Robert GoralkaPrincipal Civil EngineerPublic Works
3501 Civic Center Drive.#304San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-3076Email: Robert GoralkaDPW website