Speed limits are being changed on Laurel Creek Way and a section of Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton at the recommendation of city traffic analysts.
The speed limit is being reduced from 45 mph to 40 mph between Valley Avenue and the bridge over the Arroyo De la Laguna, the old steel bridge near Foothill Road.
That section of Bernal has seen significant traffic increases since the opening of Starbucks and the new Safeway supermarket at the Pleasanton Gateway Center at Valley and Bernal.
Laurel Creek Way is the southernmost of three streets that connect Foothill Road to Stoneridge Mall Road that circles the Stoneridge Shopping Center.
With two lanes in each direction, separated by a landscaped median, traffic engineers measured current speeds at an average of 31 mph and decided to increase the current limit of 25 mph to 30 mph.
The new speed limits will take effect as soon as the new speed limit signs are posted.
City staff reviews and updates speed limits on all 107 segments of roadways in Pleasanton on a yearly basis or because of accidents and construction changes.