Pinole's Traffic Signals at Appian and Canyon/Tara Hills

Traffic Signals at Appian and Canyon/Tara Hills

Traffic Signals at Appian and Canyon/Tara Hills
Posted on 09/21/2022

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, a telecommunications company installing fiber optic lines within the public right of way at the Appian and Canyon/Tara Hills intersection damaged the traffic signal wiring. During their directional boring across Appian Way towards Tara Hills Drive, the boring equipment cut through the traffic signal conduit and the traffic signal cable. This resulted in all traffic lights at the intersection reverting to a flashing red status, essentially making this intersection an all-way stop intersection. The boring work is being done under an encroachment permit by a private utility company (it is not a City project). The repairs will take at least two weeks to complete. The telecommunication company will bear all of the costs of repair and temporary traffic control. The City is working to install mobile temporary traffic signals to manage the intersection. Until the temporary traffic signals are placed, during commute hours, City Public Works staff will provide flagging. Please be patient and avoid the intersection if possible or plan to have additional time in hand to navigate this intersection for a while.