Road safety construction set for Pinole’s Tennent Avenue

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Road safety construction set for Pinole's Tennent Avenue
Photo courtesy of the City of Pinole.

Construction on a project to make two intersections at Tennent Avenue in Pinole safer will begin Wednesday, Aug. 29.

The work will take place between Pear and Plum streets and is expected to last through Sept. 28.

It involves installing high visibility continental crosswalks on all legs of both intersections, and interim curb extensions using pavement markings and flexible delineator posts, according to project officials. In addition, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons will be installed at the Tennent Ave. and Plum St. intersection, the city said.

Road closures are not anticipated and a traffic control plan is in place, the city added.

The improvements were approved by Pinole City Council in the wake of community calls for safety measures after Carol Lujan, who served as Faith Formation Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Church, located on Tennent between Plum and Pear streets, was fatally struck while crossing in a crosswalk on Tennant at Pear by a distracted driver on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. 

For more information, visit the city’s project website here

The Pinole City Council approved funding for pedestrian safety measures on Tennent Avenue following a collision last year that killed a longtime member of St. Joseph’s Church, Mayor Devin T. Murphy recently announced on Facebook.