Town Of Moraga

Moraga Way and Canyon Road/Camino Pablo Improvement Project

Project Description

The Town of Moraga proposes to improve several intersections and corridors within and adjacent to the Moraga Center Planned Development Area. The first project improves Moraga Way between Moraga Road and Ivy Drive, completing the bicycle and pedestrian network along the corridor. This is an extension of a project completed by the City of Orinda in 2014. In general, the project re-surfaces Moraga Way to provide an even surface for bicyclists while re-striping the roadway with buffered Class II bicycle lanes. The project adds sidewalks and pedestrian pathways as well as replaces curb ramps and driveways providing an accessible path of travel linking Miramonte High School, residential land uses, County Connection transit stops, and the Moraga Center along Moraga Way. 

The second project proposes to improve the intersection of Camino Pablo and Canyon Road, which is a key route for students walking to Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School. At this location, there is a large pedestrian demand to cross Canyon Road but parents' report vehicles traveling at high rates of speed as they approach the intersection. The project proposes to reduce the through travel lanes from two to one in each direction and assign the remaining area to bulb-outs while adding a pedestrian refuge reducing the crossing distance and narrowing the roadway to calm traffic. Additional improvements proposed at the intersection include rectangular rapid flash beacons, improved intersection lighting, as well as a speed feedback sign in the northbound direction to advise drivers of their speed as they enter the Town's limits. Finally, the project provides green street elements within the bulb-outs meeting the Municipal Regional Permit 2.0 requirements. 

Town Council Meeting Project Update

Good News!

Caltrans has authorized the Town to start the project's bidding process currently scheduled for construction this summer 2019. On March 13th, staff presented the Town Council with the public input received from the community meetings held and the proposed project improvements with a number of enhancements not included in the original project budget. Town Council supported adding the enhancements which include, an additional sidewalk, speed radar sign and adding a 1-inch rubberized asphalt thickness, as part of the pavement overlay bid alternatives to the project. Town Council will be able to re-evaluate at bid opening on whether to include and how to fund the additional enhancements.  

Please click here to view the Town Council presentation.

Future Town Council Meeting

The Town has conducted a number of public informational meetings including two presentations on February 20, 2019, at the Moraga Valley Presbyterian church and to receive input from the public. Town staff will be presenting this public feedback and an update on the project to our Town Council on March 13, 2019, at their regularly scheduled meeting. Please look for additional information on this project page and the Town Council Agenda page http://www.moraga.ca.us/council/about

 Please click on the links below for the presentations presented on February 20, 2019.

Canyon Road and Camino Pablo 2-20-19 Presentation

Moraga Way Community Meeting 2-20-19 Presentation

Informational Community Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The informational meeting will be conducted in two sessions in the Fireside room at the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church located at 10 Moraga Valley Ln, Moraga, CA 94556. Town staff will provide an overview of the safety project that will propose new sidewalks, bike lanes, curb ramps and repair the roadways. The public is welcome to come and learn, ask questions and provide comments. The presentation for Moraga Way starts at 6:30 PM and the Canyon Road/Camino Pablo starts at 7:30 PM.

For the Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church Site Map click here    

After the Informational Community meeting, the project presentation slides and additional project information will be posted on this project page. Please provide any input and comments to the Project Manager listed below.        

For additional information please call Shawn Knapp, Project Manager at (925) 888-7027or sknapp@moraga.ca.us