The city's traffic engineering division started construction today on the signals at Hopyard Road and West Las Positas Boulevard. It will continue through Friday.
Technically known as an "intersection wiring pull," the work is part of the city's preventative maintenance program. Over time, traffic signal wiring wears out, increasing the chances of traffic signal failure. By replacing dated wiring prior to failure, the city is able minimize the need for emergency repairs and reduces the impact to residents.
During the wire pull, the intersection will act as a four-way stop with stop signs placed for each direction of travel from 5:30 a.m. thru 3:30 p.m. The signal will operate normally during the afternoon commute hours and overnight.
Because traffic volumes are typically reduced on busy Hopyard Road during early August, the schedule is expected to minimize delays for local residents. Anyone with questions can call 931-5677.