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Foothill Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements

The Highway Safety Improvement Program, Cycle 9, will install pedestrian safety improvements to the Foothill Boulevard Corridor



OakDOT has received funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Cycle 9 to make safety improvements along Foothill Blvd between Harrington and Cole Streets. Project work includes installation of bulb-outs; pedestrian median refuge islands; crosswalk enhancements; rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs); speed cushions; signage; and refreshed roadway striping. See this map for a summary of improvement locations.

OakDOT staff notified residents of this project in Spring 2022. Staff presented the project to Neighborhood Council 21Y, and will be sending informational mailers to residents once the contract bid is awarded this Summer.

These improvements are consistent with recommendations from OakDOT's 2017 "Oakland Walks!" pedestrian plan, and were presented to the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Infrastructure Subcommittee on Oct. 1, 2020.

Improvements include:

Foothill Boulevard at:

  • Harrington Avenue - Median refuge island
  • 45th Avenue - RRFB
  • 46th Avenue - RRFB
  • 50th Avenue - Bulb-outs on West crosswalk
  • 51st Avenue - Bulb-outs on West crosswalk
  • Congress Avenue - Median refuge island
  • Cole Street - Bulb-outs at NW, NE, and SW corners



Map of Project: Foothill Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements


Contract Bid Awarded
Spring 2022
Notice to Proceed for Construction
Duration of Work
November 2022 - May 2023