Fifth Street Improvements Project Final Work Begins

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Construction Project Improves Safety for All Road-Users

The City of Davis prepares for the final phase of the Fifth Street Improvements Project

In 2009, the City of Davis endorsed a travel-lane reduction on Fifth Street between B and L Streets to improve connectivity, safety and the ease of travel along the corridor.

The final construction phase of the Fifth Street Improvements Project will begin mid-July. The Fifth Street corridor between A and L Streets provides a critical connection to the downtown area and UC Davis; however, the corridor has historically lacked bicycle and pedestrian facilities and an efficient roadway design.

The completion of the Fifth Street improvements project will result in a safer, more attractive and efficient street for all road-users. Planned enhancements include bicycle and pedestrian facilities to engender safe, easy, and convenient access to and from the downtown area. Features include marked crosswalks, dedicated bike lanes, pedestrian-activated flashing beacons, vehicle left turn lanes, improved traffic signals and timing, and streetlights throughout the corridor.

The lane reduction from four lanes to two lanes will not exacerbate traffic congestion through the addition of dedicated left turn lanes, while the improved traffic signals and timing will create shorter wait times for all road users.

The City of Davis thanks the community for their continued patience throughout the multiple construction phases of this project. The City will work proactively to minimize construction impacts for local residents and businesses and we invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns at fifth@cityofdavis.org. Residents may also visit traffic.cityofdavis.org for more information.
 

For More Information Contact:
Roxanne Namazi
City of Davis
Transportation Engineer
rnamazi@cityofdavis.org

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