Two new traffic lights have been turned on 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.
Ed Evangelista, the city's senior traffic engineer, said there are now two signals at Amador's parking lot, one for the north driveway and one for the middle driveway. One signal controller will operate both signals so they can be timed to work together to move traffic more efficiently. Traffic on Santa Rita will only be stopped when a driver makes a left into the north driveway or exits from the middle driveway.
The new signals add to the one already in place in front of the Amador Theater that is triggered by pedestrians crossing Santa Rita.
In addition to the traffic signals, the parking lot's middle driveway has been widened to add an additional outbound left turn lane and a new sidewalk has been built along the north edge of the school property.