San Antonio Road/Charleston Road Intersection Improvements Project

  • Project typeTraffic and Transportation
  • Project value$1,100,000

Project Description

This project was initiated in response to resident and user concern of traffic safety and operations of this intersection. The motor vehicle level of service of this signalized intersection is currently D which can be described as approaching unstable flow of traffic and occasionally waiting through more than one signal cycle before proceeding.

Proposed improvements for this intersection aim to improve pedestrian safety-mainly crossing west leg of East Charleston Road with two conflicting southbound right-turn lanes on San Antonio Road. This project would also address intersection operations and poor motor vehicle level of service.

City Staff conducted four community meetings in 2018 and 2019 and presented four concept ideas. Based on the feedback received at these meetings, staff further evaluated concept idea D to develop a recommendation for Planning and Transportation Commission and City Council approval. City Council reviewed and approved the preferred alternative concept plan at its meeting on February 10, 2020. Staff is currently working to complete final design plans, environmental analysis, specifications and estimates for construction.

Scope of Work

  • Development of Concept Alternatives with Community Input
  • Approval of Concept Plan and direction to proceed with design plans
  • Completion and approval of Design Plan and Construction Contract

Project Status

The City is currently in the process of completing final design plans and construction documents.

Project Timeline

  • 2017 to 2020 – Development and Approval of Concept Plan(s) 
  • 2020 – Begin final design (up to 65% plan)
  • Fall 2021 – Complete final design plan and approval of construction contract
  • Mid 2022 – Begin and Complete construction

  • Timeline for San Antonio Road/Charleston Road Intersection Improvement

    01/2017 - 12/2022

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Past Meetings

City Council Meeting
February 10, 2020
Staff Report ID # 10841

Planning & Transportation Commission Meeting
November 13, 2019
Staff Report ID # 10631

Project Documents


San Antonio Rd and Charleston Rd, Palo Alto, CA   View Map

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