Construction of traffic light at Byron Highway and Grant Line Rd. to begin Monday
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Sep 27, 2013 | 7680 views | 5 5 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Traffic passes through the intersection of Byron and Grant Line roads on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The uncontrolled intersection is scheduled to become a three-way intersection.
Traffic passes through the intersection of Byron and Grant Line roads on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The uncontrolled intersection is scheduled to become a three-way intersection.
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Traffic moves on Grant Line Road near Byron Road on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The intersection is scheduled to become a three-way intersection
Traffic moves on Grant Line Road near Byron Road on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The intersection is scheduled to become a three-way intersection
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Work will begin Monday, Sept. 30, on a traffic signal at the intersection of Byron and Grant Line roads according to San Joaquin County Public Works Deputy Director Mike Selling.

Selling said on Thursday, Sept. 26 that the project should take two months to complete and drivers who travel through the Byron/Grant Line roads intersection will likely experience 15 minute delays, but no road closures.

Originally scheduled to begin two to three weeks ago, Selling said the signal project was primarily delayed due to AT&T relocating a utility pole near the intersection and railroad personnel relocating the area crossing arms.

The construction Monday will begin with the installation of the signal, widening of the westbound Grant Line Road to accommodate a right turn lane, and the lengthening of the left-turn pocket on southbound Byron Road.

Once completed, Selling said the signal should “greatly reduce traffic delays” on those two major roadways.

The construction work will be performed by MCI Engineering, who was the low bidder on the project, Selling said. Funding for the project is being provided by a $756,000 federal grant known as the Congestion Management and Air Quality fund.

News that the project was still coming was good news, according to San Joaquin County Supervisor Bob Elliott, who represents residents of Mountain House, Tracy and portions of Manteca.

“It’s still going to happen,” Elliott said on Thursday, Sept. 26. “We’ve been needing to get that done for a long time. Wish we could get past these delays and get on with it.”

At a Mountain House Community Meeting on Sept. 12, residents burst into applause when Elliott’s aid, Scott Tyrell, announced that the signal project was still going to happen.

“I’m happy just getting it going and I hope you are too,” Tyrell said.

• Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.

 

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mommyofthree
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October 03, 2013
If you just drive normal and not like an idiot it's just fine. I have been in Tracy since 1985 and I have NEVER seen an accident there (I personally never seen, but know there have been). Every street and every intersection is just fine until some loser who can't drive comes along. Just like out on 11th...... A round-a-bout, really? going onto a freeway? OK.....
mthouseman
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September 30, 2013
While the intersection itself may not have been the best, to me, it's the drivers that create most of the chaos.

backinblack
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September 27, 2013
Although I'm pretty sure someone will find a reason to complain, this is nothing but a positive.

Between the lousy drivers who don't seem to get the right of way concept, the ones who missed the memo on courtesy, and the idiots who try to slide in behind the vehicle with the actual right of way, this is one of the worst intersections in our city. It's kind of hard to believe it's taken as long as it has to install signals.
MrSycamore
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September 29, 2013
That's because that intersection WAS County.
Wobbley
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September 30, 2013
One of the worst intersections is Grant Line and Naglee, with that west bound 205 entry beckoning westbound traffic on Grant Line where no turn is allowed. I've seen and heard of a lot of accidents there.


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