Washington Boulevard Safety Improvement Project

General Project Description

The Washington Boulevard Safety Improvements Project consists of providing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements on Washington Boulevard from Roberts Avenue to Meredith Drive.  The work to be done involves improving pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Olive Avenue by:

  1. Constructing a curb bulb-out at the northeastern corner of the intersection.
  2. Constructing a four (4) foot wide pedestrian refuge median island within the crosswalk crossing Washington Boulevard.
  3. Installing rectangular rapid flashing beacons to alert motorists of pedestrians crossing Washington Boulevard.
  4. Installing radar speed feedback signs alerting motorists of their speed versus the posted speed limit.

Additionally, the roadway striping on Washington Boulevard from Roberts Avenue to Meredith Drive will be restriped to include a buffered bike lane.

PWC8919 Project location map

Schedule of Construction

Construction activities are anticipated to begin early 2019, weather permitting. 

Traffic Impacts

A minimum of one traffic lane in each direction will be kept open at all times to the extent possible.  In general, most of the work will take place Monday through Thursday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Fridays.

DBE Info

This project is a federally-funded project.  The DBE contract goal is 8%.  DBE contractors are encouraged to participate in the bid process.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact:
Edelzar Garcia
Ph: 510-494-4781
EGarcia@fremont.gov