Dusterberry Section 130 Improvements
S The purpose of the Railroad At-Grade Crossing Program (Section 130) is to reduce the number and severity of accidents by eliminating hazards to vehicles and pedestrians at existing railroad crossings.
The CPUC determines the scope of work needed to eliminate vehicular and pedestrian hazards. Because of the limited amount of funds, railroad at-grade crossings must be included on the list of public crossings recommended for improvement by the CPUC to qualify for Federal funds. Improvements for at-grade crossings not listed by the CPUC will not be funded via Section 130.
A project must satisfy the following requirements to qualify for Federal funds:
- Project must be on a public road
- Project must be included on the CPUC’s Section 130 priority list
General Project DescriptionThe Dusterberry Section 130 Improvement Project between Hansen Avenue and Peralta Boulevard includes the following improvements:
- Reconstruct sidewalk, bulb curb and gutter on all quadrants around the at-grade crossing
- Install detectable warning (tactile strips) on all sidewalk approaches.
- Install a raised median approximately 200 feet on both sides of the at-grade crossing.
- Removing approximately 25 feet of the asphalt pathway in the south western quadrant along the UPRR corridor.
- Grind and overlay the street with new pavement to conform elevation to the concrete railroad crossing panels.
- Install California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD) compliant signage and pavement markings, including W10-1, and R15-8 advance warning signs and “RXR”.
- Install Type A street barricades at the end of Baine Avenue on the north side and south side of Dusterberry Way.
Construction activities are expected to start after a Construction and Maintenance agreement is executed with Union Pacific Railroad anticipated to start in Fall 2021 and is expected to be completed by Spring 2022.
Traffic ImpactsA 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 Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The project’s construction is funded by Caltrans Section 130 funds and local funds for the grant match.
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