MULLHOLLAND HIGHWAY SCENIC CORRIDOR OPERATIONS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, PHASE III

    

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION
Project Title:

Mulholland Highway Scenic Corridor Operations Improvement Project, Phase III

Location:

Mulholland Highway between Paul Revere Drive and Mulholland Drive

Construction Start Date:

Summer 2014

Duration:

Eight months

Contact: Marc Seferian, mseferian@cityofcalabasas.com

Notice of Intent for the MND - posted 02/06/14
Mitigated Negative Declaration Document - posted 02/06/14

Public Workshop

The Measure R  Mulholland Highway corridor Phase III project will improve traffic safety along the corridor in the following ways:

1. Corridor Traffic Calming  The use of a wide landscaped traffic median will help slow vehicles with more narrow traffic lanes, narrow traffic lanes to help reduce vehicular speed and provide refuge islands for people crossing the street.

2. Intersection Safety Improvements The benefits achieved by narrowing of the traffic lanes also help safety at the intersections.  Defining the different users right-of-way within an intersection promotes safer traffic operation at it.  The signing and striping designed in this project segregates the modes and helps minimized conflicts between them

3. Improved School Drop-Off Areas Drop-off/Pick-up area will be separated from through traffic in the area with landscaped median islands and intersection bulb-outs and located nearer to the school.

4. Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements  Access to bicycle and pedestrian facilities will be improved, eliminating a pedestrian gap closures on the north side of Mulholland Highway, across from Gelsons. and replacing the existing asphalt shoulder areas that are currently used illegally as passing lanes with landscaped shoulders.

5. Slope Stabilization Alternatives Retaining walls will be constructed to stabilize the hillside across from Gelsonís supermarket.

6. Landscaping Improvements The entire areaís landscaping design will continue the rural theme of the rest of the corridor. Landscaping elements will include wooden rails, sycamore trees, mulch, and flowering shrubs to create a look similar to the developed sections of Mulholland Highway.

7. Emergency Access  Emergency access along the Mulholland corridor is a critical and vital concern to the City.  All design elements of this project are in strict compliance with design parameters and policies for emergency conditions.

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