Westlake Sidewalk

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What is the City doing?

The City will be installing new sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalk striping and modifying existing bike lanes. Provided is the February 14, 2017 City Council Report.  Also provided is the 2016  February 23 City Council Report. 

Where will the City be doing this?

New sidewalks along the east side of Westlake Boulevard, between Triunfo Canyon Road and Agoura/Hampshire Road and on the west side of Westlake Boulevard, between Agoura Road, Hampshire Road and the 101 Freeway.

Why is the City doing this?

The City has an ongoing program for constructing sidewalks throughout the community and maintains a priority list that ranks missing sidewalk locations based on several factors. For several years, this area has experienced a number of  reported vehicle-bike collisions. The addition of sidewalks along Westlake Boulevard is a long term goal of the City and is supported by a $603,600 in Federal Grant funding.

What are some of the impacts resulting from this project?

After receiving input from area residents on the design concept alternatives and approved by the City Council, a bid process to hire a contractor will be conducted. Community meetings were held on October 7, 2015 at Westlake Elementary School, October 21, 2015 at the Traffic and Transportation Advisory Commission and on November 18, 2015 with the Bicycle Advisory Commission. Concept plans (provided below) that include input from area residents were provided at the February 23, 2016 and February 14, 2017 City Council Meetings.  

Since it appears some trees along Westlake Boulevard may be impacted by construction, the City hired an arborist and a landscape consultant to evaluate and minimize impacts on trees and recommend locations where replacement trees may be planted. Once approved, during construction the work zone may at times have limited access to pedestrians and/or vehicle traffic.

When is the City doing this work and how long is it going to take?

The design has been completed and the City received final approval in December 2017  from Caltrans to proceed with the construction of the project. Construction is expected to start  by Spring 2018 and be completed by Fall 2018.

What if I still have questions?

This page will be updated as the project progresses. Questions may be directed to Mike Tohidian, Project Manager at Mtohidian@toaks.org or 449-2516

Some frequently asked questions regarding the Westlake Boulevard Sidewalk Project

  1. What is the cost of this project and how is it funded?
    The project's total preliminary cost of $1,675,500 is funded in part by $603,600 in Federal grant funding. 

  2. Will any portion of Westlake Boulevard be closed during construction?
    Temporary lane closures during non-rush hour periods are expected

  3. Why and what trees have to be removed to complete this project?
    Some mature trees are in conflict with the proposed sidewalk installation, so a Tree Impact Report will be prepared. After obtaining easments from adjoining properties, a meandering sidewalk design may be used to minimize the removal of mature trees. A Sidewalk Concept Plan has also been prepared that describes why and which trees in the Cal-Trans right of way need to be removed.

  4. Why does a sidewalk have to be installed?
    Westlake Boulevard is a very busy street with vehicles using it each day. It is also frequented by bicyclists and pedestrians on a regular basis. The installation of a sidewalk will dramatically improve the safety of all users.

  5. Where and when will community meetings for this project be held?
    Impacted HOA's and property owners along the project have been contacted.  A community meeting was conducted on October 7, 2015 at Westlake Elementary School, and included a presentation of the project concept. Additional meetings were held with the City's Traffic and Transportation Commission and Bicycle Advisory Team. The feedback from the meeting was very positive.  A final Community Meeting will be scheduled once the City has awarded the construction contract, prior to any work being done.



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