In September 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission approved the City's application to construct an at-grade pedestrian and bicycle crossing where Jennings Avenue meets the SMART railway line!
Maintaining use of a pedestrian crossing at Jennings Avenue is a critical link for our community. The residents who most utilize this crossing are children walking to Helen Lehman Elementary School as well as people walking to work, shopping and the transit hub located at Coddingtown Mall. There are also people who use this crossing to access the business park and grocery store on the west side of Jennings Avenue.
The City is aiming to have the at-grade crossing constructed in advance of the start of SMART's rail passenger service. The crossing will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and will include appropriate warning devices in compliance with Federal and State regulations. It will include gate arms, gate arm skirts, bells, and lights that are activated when a train is approaching, exit swing gates, and channelizing fencing, as well as path connects to the SMART multi-use path on the east side of the railway.
Construction on the at-grade pedestrian and bicycle crossing where Jennings Avenue meets the SMART railway line is anticipated for completion in July 2017. Until the project is completed and while the temporary safety fence remains in place, please continue to use the detour routes indicated below.