Chestnut Street Corridor

Challenge
Chestnut Street is a busy collector roadway providing access to the Fort Bragg High School, C.V. Starr Community Center, two elementary schools, and the City's south central neighborhoods. Chestnut Street was included in the 2011 City of Fort Bragg Residential Streets Safety Plan (RSSP). Implementation of the street section recommended in the 2011 RSSP would, however, require the acquisition of additional rights-of-way from approximately 60% of the existing Chestnut Street parcels. More than half of the 4,800 foot long street is constructed within a 40 foot wide right-of-way.
 
Chestnut Street Multi-Use Sidewalk Plan
 The recommended Chestnut Street Corridor Plan has the following features: 
  • Proposed street sections that can be implemented within the limits of existing rights-of-way
  • New curb and gutter and a new multi-use path replacing existing narrow walkways along the north side of the street
  • Permitted on-street parking shifted from the south side of Chestnut to the north side
  • ADA compliant ramps and intersections
  • Relocated joint service utility poles, street signs and drainage inlets 
  • Traffic calming bulb-outs and bump outs, electronic speed adviser sign, high visibility crosswalks.

For more information, the Chestnut Street Corridor Conceptual Plan and Right-of-Way Feasibility Study provides details on the alternatives and the recommended plan to improve pedestrian access, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and traffic calming along the Fort Bragg Chestnut Street Corridor, while maintaining adequate parking, bus travel, and vehicle circulation on Chestnut Street. 

Public Meeting
A public meeting is scheduled for the Chestnut Street Corridor Project on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall, 363 North Main Street. Read the Press Release or view the Flyer.
 
Projected Cost

The City has obtained State and Federal funding totaling $1,002,000.

Aerial View of Project
Click here for the proposed project overlay.