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Public Input Sought on Making The Arlington Safer Near Madera School

The City of El Cerrito will hold a meeting at Madera Elementary School tonight, Monday, to receive public comment on proposed improvements to Arlington Boulevard near the school to improve safety for students walking and biking to school.

The City of El Cerrito is holding a public meeting tonight, Monday, at to provide information and receive feedback on proposed road-crossing safety improvements on Arlington Boulevard near the school.

The proposed changes would occur at two places, Arlington at Madera Drive and Arlington at Brewster Drive.

The community meeting, to be held 6-7 p.m. in the school's multi-purpose room, will include Public Works Department staff on hand to provide details and receive public suggestions and comments. Members of the public are invited to drop by anytime during that hour.

According to the city, the proposed improvements for Arlington at  Madera are

  • Install new in-pavement flashing lights with automatic detection
  • Install new overhead flashing beacons and signs
  • Install new curb bulb-outs
  • Upgrade existing advance flashing beacons and signs
  • Install ADA-compliant ramps and new signage

The proposed improvements for Arlington at Brewster are

  • Install new curb bulb-outs
  • Install ADA-compliant ramps and new signage

Residents can also ask questions and send feedback to the city before or after the meeting by contacting Tony Gokoffski at 510-215-4322 or agokoffski@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us.

The work is being funded by a Federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Grant and is expected to take place next summer.

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