The City of Santa Barbara has installed a new traffic signal at the intersection of De La Vina and Arrellaga streets. In 2013, the intersection had 12 collisions, which was the highest number of collisions at an intersection in the City.
The traffic signal installation began in early April and was completed and operational on Thursday, April 30, 2015.
The City's Traffic Engineering Division maintains a collision database to identify trends or patterns, and performs routine safety audits to identify traffic safety improvements. Of the 12 collisions at this intersection in 2013, there were 11 vehicle vs. vehicle, and 1 vehicle vs. pedestrian.
The new traffic signal is coordinated with the traffic signal at De La Vina and Micheltorena Streets. In addition to the new traffic signal, the City has installed an all-way stop at Arrellaga and Bath streets, which is one block west of the new traffic signal, at Chapala Street and Arrellaga, one block east of the new traffic signal, and sight lines have been improved. All changes were made to improve safety.
The total project cost is $173,000. Caltrans and the Federal Highway Administration funded $140,000 and the City provided the remaining funds.
Derrick Bailey Phone: 805-564-5544 Email: Dbailey@santabarbaraca.gov