Highway Safety Improvement Program: Pedestrian Crossing and Intersection Improvements

  1. Project Information ENGLISH
  2. Información del Proyecto ESPAÑOL

Project Overview

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project will provide pedestrian crossing enhancements and other general intersection improvements at two of the high crash rate intersections: Church Lane and Willow Road, and Mission Bell Road and El Portal Drive. The enhancements will include improved pavement markings and signs, illumination, raised median islands and rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs).

Example of intersection with RRFB and raised median island

Image 1: Example of intersection with pedestrian crossing improvements.

Key Project Elements

The project will include the following key elements:

  • RRFBs to provide better crossing warnings
  • Raised median islands and curb extensions to encourage slower driving and turning speeds
  • Upgraded ADA curb ramps

 Tentative Project Schedule

  • Design and Permitting: Fall 2019 - Winter 2021
  • Construction (estimated): 2022

 Project Team

  • Project Manager: Jimmy Zhou, Assistant Engineer, City of San Pablo
  • Project Design Team: Harrison Engineering Inc.
  • Project Construction Manager: Jimmy Zhou, Assistant Engineer, City of San Pablo
  • Project Construction Contractors: GradeTech, Inc.

Project Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Project, please email Jimmy Zhou or call (510) 215-3069.

Project Funding

The total estimated cost of the Pedestrian Crossing and Intersection Improvement Project is $1.2 million.

The project has been made possible through the following funding sources:

  • City Funds: $101,560
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans):
    • Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP): $914,040
    • The Highway Safety Improvement Program is a core Federal-aid program with the purpoCaltrans Logose to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.
    • Caltrans’ mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

For more information, visit Caltrans,