City officials warn drivers about construction at 37th and Macdonald

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City officials are asking folks to drive with care on Macdonald Avenue at 37th Street, where pedestrian bulbouts are being constructed.

The construction is causing lanes to shift at the intersection. The project is set to last for one to weeks, according to the city’s engineering department.

This is part of the 37th Street Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvement Project that will build ADA-compliant curb ramps and install bike lanes on 37th from Cerrito Avenue to Center Avenue. Also, pedestrian count-down timers will be added to signalized intersections on the route.

“The street represents the only vehicular, bikeable, and ADA accessible connection across the BART tracks between Carlson Blvd and I-80,” according to the city. “This project will continue bike lanes previously installed on S 37th St from Wall Ave to Center Ave, including buffered bike lanes through the BART underpass.”

Beyond this project, which is funded by he federal Highway Safety Improvement Program Grant, the plan is to install a signed and striped biking and walking corridor will stretch from McBryde Ave to Carlson Blvd, connecting several neighborhoods to shopping, transit, and other bikeways. 

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