Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The City of Garden Grove was recently awarded a $613,000 grant from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for three separate improvement projects that address traffic and pedestrian safety needs throughout the city.

The first project includes the installation of protected left-turn signal phasing for east/west approaches on Garden Grove Boulevard at Nina/Ninth Street. This will allow left turning vehicles to make their turns safely instead of waiting for a gap in the oncoming traffic to make their left turn.

The second project is the installation of a protected left-turn phasing at the intersection of Magnolia Street and Orangewood Avenue.

The final project is the installation of 612 pedestrian countdown signal heads to 99 signalized intersections citywide. The pedestrian countdown heads show a pedestrian how much time they have left to cross the street at a signalized location before the solid "DON’T WALK" comes on.

The City applied for this grant in August 2016 as part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program through the California Department of Transportation. The project will begin in September 2017 and is expected to be completed in February 2018. These improvements are part of a citywide effort to improve traffic and pedestrian safety and reduce the amount of traffic-related injuries and fatalities.

For more information, please contact Ana Vergara-Neal, Garden Grove Public Works Department, at (714) 741-5176.