Irvine Traffic Management Update: City will spend $116 million to improve traffic flow
Last week’s update was a quarterly progress report required by the city council during its June 28 council meeting.
Traffic mitigation projects recommended by the city’s traffic consultant, Albert Grover and Associates, include protected/permissive left-turn phasing at a minimum of six intersections; the implementation of a citywide signal coordination agreement with Caltrans to improve signal timing at major intersections; acceleration of planned pedestrian and bicycle detection systems, installation of two new iShuttle weekday commuter routes; and the funding plan for the remaining traffic study recommendations.
The traffic study found that the city’s roadway and traffic signal infrastructure is “exceptional and well maintained.” It noted that the city’s bike lanes, walking trails and pathways are “extensive and well-utilized.”
The multiphase implementation plan will unfold over the next 10 years. Immediate action items, expected to be implemented by June 2017, include hiring a City Traffic Engineer.