Rumrill Boulevard Complete Streets Project

Project Overview

The Rumrill Complete Streets Project is an overhaul of Rumrill Boulevard with the goals to:

  • Develop a “Complete Street” that encourages multiple modes of transportation and supports future growth and active living
  • Increase safety with improved lighting and additional pedestrian crosswalks
  • Improve water quality, reduce minor flooding and increase greening along the corridor
  • Increase the sustainability and economic vitality of area

This corridor is currently negatively impacted by connectivity gaps and lacks appropriate pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure. The Project will calm traffic, improve safety, increase the appeal of walking and bicycling, improve stormwater quality and enhance the appearance of the corridor for businesses, residents, and everyday travel. It will improve the sidewalk and street edge with a separated space for bicyclists, enhance multi-modal safety by reducing the number of travel lanes, and provide a safer pedestrian experience with enhanced sidewalks throughout the corridor. The Project removes barriers by making sidewalk improvements in locations where the existing sidewalks are narrow and by constructing dedicated bicycle lanes to reduce conflicts between bicycles, pedestrians and automobiles.

Concept Design Visual for Rumrill Boulevard Complete Streets Project - from South of Market Avenue tImage 1: Proposed improvements for Rumrill Boulevard between Costa Avenue and Market Avenue

Concept Design Visual for Rumrill Boulevard Complete Streets Project - from North of Market Avenue tImage 2: Proposed improvements for Rumrill Boulevard between Market Avenue and San Pablo Avenue

Key Project Elements

The project will include the following key elements:

  • Class IV (separated and protected) bike lanes along the entire length of Rumrill Boulevard--from San Pablo Avenue to Costa Avenue--and bicycle racks.
  • Safety improvements including flashing beacons at crosswalks, improved lighting, ADA ramps and median islands for crosswalks.
  • Enhanced pedestrian features including wider sidewalks, new trees and plants for street greening, benches, and trash enclosures.
  • Improved stormdrain infrastructure and bioswales to improve water quality and reduce flooding.
  • Road improvements including asphalt repair, slurry seal, and new traffic signal systems.

Project Funding

The project has been made possible through the following funding sources:

  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
    • Active Transportation Program: $4,309,749
    • SB-1 Local Partnership Program: $3,200,000
    • Caltrans' mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

For more information about Caltrans, visit http://www.dot.ca.gov/.

  • California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA)
    • Urban Greening Program: $3,999,540California Natural Resources Agency Logo
    • CNRA’s mission is to restore, protect and manage the state’s natural, historical and cultural resources for current and future generations using creative approaches and solutions based on science, collaboration and respect for all the communities and interests involved.

For more information about CNRA visit www.resources.ca.gov.

  • Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)
    • Measure J Pedestrian Bike and Trail Facilities: $1,000,000Contra Costa Transportation Authority Logo
    • The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is a public agency formed by Contra Costa voters in 1988 to manage the County's transportation sales tax program and to do countywide transportation planning. CCTA is responsible for maintaining and improving the County’s transportation system by planning, funding, and delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects and programs that connect our communities, foster a strong economy, increase sustainability, and safely and efficiently get people where they need to go. CCTA is also the county's designated Congestion Management Agency (CMA), responsible for putting programs in place to keep traffic levels manageable.

For more information about CCTA, visit www.ccta.net.

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund: $864,634
    • The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

For more information about the EPA, visit https://www.epa.gov/

  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
    • Transportation Development Act (TDA): $85,000
    • The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, or MTC, is the transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information about MTC, visit https://mtc.ca.gov/.

Project Schedule

  • Design and Permitting: April 2017 – December 2018
    • Public Meeting 1: August 1, 2018, at 6:00 PM, at the San Pablo Library, 13751 San Pablo Avenue
    • Public Meeting 2: TBD
    • Public Meeting 3: TBD
  • Construction (estimated): February 2019 – March 2020

Project Team

  • Project Manager: Amanda Booth, Senior Management Analyst, City of San Pablo
  • Project Design Team: NCE
  • Project Construction Manager: TBD
  • Project Construction Contractors: TBD

Project Contact

If you have any questions regarding the project, please contact Amanda Booth, at (510) 215-3066 or amandab@sanpabloca.gov.