January 25, 2018
The City of Monterey recently selected Harris & Associates to manage construction of the North Fremont Bike and Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements Project. Designed to give bicyclists and pedestrians safer access to local assets, the project marks the latest chapter in Harris’ 30-year history of supporting the City.
Harris will oversee construction of Class IV bike lanes, bike signals and bike-protected intersections at Casa Verde, Airport/Dela Vina, Ramona and Casanova. Curb extensions—including ADA-compliant curb ramps—and audible pedestrian signals will allow for safer pedestrian crossings. Harris’ core management responsibilities will include project safety, plan reviews, scheduling, LAPM compliance, costs and quality assurance.
“I’m looking forward to working with the City of Monterey again on such a valuable community asset,” said Dana Van Horn, Harris & Associates project manager and a Monterey peninsula resident. “We’ll work closely with all project partners to minimize the impact on local commuters as much as possible while improving the community’s quality of life.”
Collectively, the Transportation Agency for Monterey County, CalTrans and the neighborhood improvement program contributed approximately $8.5 million in funding for the project, slated for commencement in May 2018. Because streets with protected bike lanes have 89% fewer injuries among bike riders, the City anticipates a safer future for riders and pedestrians alike.