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Alvin Drive Safe Routes to School

  • Schematic for planned changes on E. Alvin Dr. near Natividad Elementary

Project Location:

Alvin Drive between Main Street and Natividad Road; Linwood Drive, Maryal Drive and Chaparral Street. 

Project Background:

The City of Salinas has been awarded a grant to make improvements along Alvin Drive and Linwood Drive that will support safe travels to school. The project transforms Alvin Drive and Linwood Drive into a multi-modal “complete street” corridor, providing/installing bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Roadway enhancements include the reduction of vehicular travel lanes from 4 lanes to lanes (road diet) and addition of buffered bicycle lanes on Alvin Drive between Main Street and Natividad Road. It also includes the addition of bicycle lanes, bicycle lanes, or sharrows on Linwood Drive, Maryal Drive and Chaparral Street. The project provides pedestrian ramps and crosswalks at key locations along Alvin Drive, Linwood Drive, and Maryal Drive. The project will also include the installation of a traffic signal at Alvin Drive and El Dorado Drive. 

What are "Complete Streets"?

"Complete Streets" are streets designed and operated to support safe mobility for everyone. Those included are people of all ages and abilities, regardless of whether they are traveling as drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, or public transportation riders. 

Project Timeline:

Construction is estimated to resume in Spring 2021.

Project Funding:

Active Transportation Program (ATP)

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