High Street Paving Project

Imagining a safer and more connected High Street with a planned repaving project



High Street is a major east-west corridor that runs between I-580 and Highway 13 and the Fruitvale Area and International Boulevard areas. There have been two fatalities on the street in the past 10 years, and speeding continues to be the primary cause of collisions.

OakDOT has grant funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to install flashing pedestrian beacons and make traffic signal upgrades at nine intersections along High Street in 2021 (listed below).

The roadway is also set to be repaved in late 2021/early 2022 between Foothill Blvd and Tompkins St. Repaving offers a rare opportunity to reimagine this roadway to better respond to the needs of people walking, biking, and taking transit while maintaining the same access and space for people driving. In order to coordinate potential safety improvements with this paving project, OakDOT is conducting outreach to neighborhood residents and stakeholders to asses their needs and priorities.

Project Goals

  • Slow vehicle speeds
  • Reduce vehicle and pedestrian collisions
  • Improve safety and comfort for people walking, especially for people crossing intersections along High St.
  • Increase the visibility of people walking and biking
  • Provide a dedicated bicycle lane for people biking on High Street

Crossing improvements funded by HSIP grant

  • San Leandro Street & High Street
  • Bancroft Avenue & High Street
  • Bond Street & High Street
  • Carrington Street & High Street
  • San Carlos Street & High Street
  • Brookdale Avenue & High Street
  • Fleming Avenue & High Street
  • Penniman Avenue & High Street
  • Suter Street & High Street


Map of Project: High Street Paving Project