The detour of westbound traffic on Chanate Road between Terra Linda Drive and Humboldt Street is anticipated to be in effect through mid-December, 2021. Schedules are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. This detour, which also applies to bicyclists, is necessary to allow for installation of a large sewer pipeline under Chanate Road (click here for a cross section of typical “bore pits” similar to the work on Chanate Road). When possible, motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians should avoid the general area of construction throughout the project period.
Westbound traffic on Chanate Road has been detoured north onto Parker Hill Road to Stagecoach Road, then southwest onto Fountaingrove Parkway, continuing to Bicentennial Way/Mendocino Avenue (see map below). During the detour, only one-way travel in the eastbound direction of Chanate Road is available. Pedestrian access is maintained on the north side of Chanate Road. Motorists on eastbound Chanate Road are urged to use extra caution. All traffic control signs and measures must be observed. Watch for flaggers and intermittent, short traffic delays near the construction locations. When using the detour route, please allow plenty of extra travel time.
During the work, residents on Chanate Road in the vicinity of the construction should expect noise, dust, trucks, and equipment.
The project team has prepared plans to facilitate emergency evacuations if necessary, in coordination with the City’s Fire, Police, and Public Works departments. If an evacuation is called for, construction on the project will be halted and, if necessary, the travel direction on Chanate Road (eastbound only during the detour) will be reversed to provide westbound-only movement for travel out of the area. Temporary traffic signal lights are in place and will be used only in the event of an urgent public safety issue requiring westbound traffic movement or emergency vehicle access on Chanate Road. Please review the City’s Know Your Ways Out web page and neighborhood travel route maps.
As part of the contingency plan, the emergency vehicle access gate between Terra Linda Drive and Lake Park Drive is now open for local northbound Terra Linda Drive traffic only. Additionally, the bollards have been removed between Andy Way and Baldwin Way for local northbound Andy Way traffic only. These measures will remain in place for the duration of the detour (see map below). Motorists must observe the new stop signs before using those emergency vehicle access points, and then proceed slowly and carefully.