Two new traffic lights will be installed this summer on Santa Rita Road in front of Amador Valley High School's main student parking lot to improve safety for motorists entering and leaving the school.
The $507,366 project was authorized by the Pleasanton City Council as part of its traffic signal priority list.
The signals, which will stop traffic on Santa Rita only when vehicles trigger sensors in the turn and exit lanes for the middle and north driveways to the parking lot. The new signals will add to the one already in place in front of the Amador Theater that is triggered by pedestrians crossing Santa Rita.
To improve traffic flow, the parking lot's middle driveway will be widened to add an additional outbound left turn lane.