ADVISORY: For Immediate Release
C. Martin, City Manager
Peter Gleichenhaus, Director, Public Works Department
Sharma, City Engineer, Public Works Department
CITY TO RECEIVE STATE GRANT
FOR HIGHWAY 35 PEDESTRIAN CROSSING
NEAR WESTMOOR HIGH SCHOOL
Daly City – Daly City will receive a $189,000
grant from the State of California’s “Safe Routes
to School” program to improve pedestrian crossing
at the intersection on Highway 35 and Westmoor
Avenue. The winning grant application, submitted
by the City of Daly City’s Public Works Department
in consultation with the Jefferson Unified High
School District and CalTrans, proposed major
realignment of the currently uncontrolled right
turn northbound lanes on Highway 35.
“This intersection is particularly hazardous
due to the poor line of sight visibility and
frequent foggy conditions in the area,” remarked
D. Peter Gleichenhaus, Director of Public Works.
“Public safety issues take on an even higher
priority because of the large number of pedestrians,
including school children, who cross the highway
under these poor conditions,” he added.
The existing intersection allows pedestrians
to cross the “free” flowing right-turn lanes.
Planned improvements will require vehicles exiting
the highway to make a full stop before turning
right on Westmoor Avenue. The project is expected
to be completed next year.
The State of California’s “Safe Routes To School”
program is managed by CalTrans. Approximately
$22.7 million grant funds were awarded on October
2004 to 97 local agency projects throughout
the state, out of the 385 applications submitted.
Daly City was the sole awardee from San Mateo