San Juan Bautista installs five speed tables

Traffic calming measures to be added on Monterey and Fourth streets.

San Juan Bautista began construction of five speed tables on Sept. 16 despite some rain. The city approved the installation of traffic calming measures on Monterey and Fourth streets on Aug. 20.

One speed table will be installed on Monterey Street between Third and Fourth streets, while four speed tables will be installed on Fourth Street as follows:

  • One between Mission and Franklin streets
  • One between Polk and Mariposa streets
  • Two between San Jose and Tahualami streets

The speed tables will be 3.5 inches above existing street elevation. 

While the original approval was for four speed tables, San Juan Bautista City Manager Don Reynolds said the city added one more in a change order because the construction bids were under the budgeted $80,000. The additional speed table on Monterey Street is in lieu of elevated crosswalks that residents proposed at the previous meeting.

“This is a different and more expensive endeavour due to accessibility (wheelchair) and draining design complications,” Reynolds said in an email. “Also the striping and warning signs would conflict with the stop signs.”

A notice at City Hall states that the city will wait approximately seven days to install permanent signage and striping while the pavement cures. Temporary signs will warn motorists of the speed tables. 

During construction, flaggers will guide traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Affected streets will be reduced to one lane. 


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