Construction of the Dougherty Road Improvements began in mid-July 2016 and are scheduled to run through Fall 2017. The Dougherty Road Improvement Project consists of the following multi-modal improvements to Dougherty Road:
Two new vehicular travel lanes with landscaped median islands
New and improved bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure
New bus stops and bus pull-outs
These improvements will address traffic congestion and multi-modal circulation issues for commuters traveling Dougherty Road, including improved access to the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.
The estimated total cost for this project is approximately $23 million. The project is being funded in large part by voter-approved sales tax Measure B and Measure BB, $6,267,000 and $11,200,000 respectively, with the balance of the project being funded with local traffic impact fees.
Sequence of Construction and Locations
The Dougherty Road improvements will be constructed in six phases over a 16-month time period.
Phase 1: Construction of two additional travel lanes along the eastern side of Dougherty Road between Scarlett Drive and the Dublin/San Ramon city limits, and construction of new bike/pedestrian infrastructure.
Phase 2: Construction of landscape medians between Scarlett Drive and the Dublin/San Ramon city limits.
Phase 3 and Phase 4: Widening of the eastern side of Dougherty Road between Scarlett Drive and Sierra Lane and construction of new bike/pedestrian infrastructure.
Phase 5: Construction of landscape medians between Scarlett Drive and Sierra Lane, and modifications to the intersection of Scarlett Drive and Dougherty Road.
Phase 6: Asphalt overlay from Dublin Boulevard to the Dublin/San Ramon city limits.
Construction is allowed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, except as reduced by regulatory permits.
Lane closures in the southbound direction of Dougherty Road are restricted to the hours from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and in the northbound direction from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For safety purposes, the speed limit on Dougherty Road will be reduced to 30 MPH through the construction zone.
The project will be constructed in multiple phases to maintain two lanes of travel in each direction. On a limited basis, lane closures will occur during the project, but will not be allowed in the commute direction during commute hours.
During the first phase of construction, the bike and pedestrian lanes along the eastern side of Dougherty Road will be closed, and all bike and pedestrian uses will be restricted to the western sidewalk.
Left turns onto Dougherty Road and from Dougherty Road to cross streets without signals will be restricted during several phases of the project.