Richmond Street Complete Streets Project

The City is collaborating with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) to deliver the Richmond Street Complete Streets Improvement Project from Fairmount Avenue to Elm Street. The project is funded by the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) federal grant and will implement pedestrian safety and accessibility improvements to the entire length of Richmond Street.

Project elements include high-visibility crosswalk markings, rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs), safety lighting, and red curb daylighting at intersections to enhance visibility and safety of pedestrians; teardrop median striping, a raised intersection, and more street trees to further calm speed of vehicles and beautify the area; and installing curb ramps, replacing non-conforming sidewalks, and rehabilitating the pavement to meet current standards for ADA compliance.

The design process and community engagement are scheduled to begin in 2024, and construction on the project will proceed after the EBMUD Wildcat Pipeline Improvement Project on Richmond Street is completed in 2025. If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Department at pworks@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us or (510) 215-4382.