Improvements to Monterey Road through the Downtown will address pedestrian safety and enhance the visual appeal of the median. Each intersection will be improved for pedestrians by employing measures to make pedestrians more visible to vehicle traffic, including better lighting, pedestrian activated warning lights, more pronounced bulb-outs, and other means to slow vehicles down. Other traffic calming measures will be incorporated throughout Monterey Road to help keep vehicle speeds down. The sidewalk areas will be enhanced by installing new, brighter light fixtures utilizing the existing poles, repairing irrigation systems, and replacing unhealthy trees. The goal of the median revitalization project is to protect existing (healthy) trees, repair the irrigation systems, beautify the ground cover area in a manner that considers the City’s annual public events, create a versatile lighting system for the median trees, and upgrade the electrical system for public events. If a new location can be found for the Veteran’s Memorial located at First Street that properly honors Morgan Hill’s veterans and satisfies local veterans groups, the First Street/Monterey Road intersection will be reconfigured. Two significant items that are not included in this project are lane reductions and left turn lanes.
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