In December 2015, the City Council responded to community concerns regarding traffic conditions along Pleasant Hill Road by authorizing City staff to conduct a signal timing operations study. The primary study objective is to improve traffic flow through the corridor while minimizing any adverse impact to traffic on connecting roadways, side street access, and pedestrian crossing safety. To achieve this, the City has hired TJKM traffic consultants to perform an existing conditions analysis of the corridor between Hwy 24 and Rancho View Drive
, and recommend opportunities for improvement in traffic signal operations and timing, to preserve both mobility and safety along Pleasant Hill Road and environs. Background information on the scope of the study is also available here.
On January 21, 2016, the Circulation Commission hosted a public forum about this study at the Acalanes High School cafeteria. The forum provided an opportunity for the public to voice opinions about traffic signal operations on Pleasant Hill Road and register suggestions for improvements.
The study is in the early stages of assessing existing conditions and developing a traffic model. Preliminary results are expected in fall 2016.