Turlock City Engineer Mike Pitcock has been updating the City Council and community almost weekly concerning the opening of the Tuolumne and Golden State Boulevard intersection project.
The City of Turlock activity update states “Teichert and their subcontractors are on site completing the landscaping and installing the wireless detectors. The ‘turn-on’ is scheduled for Monday, April 13th and on Tuesday Teichert will remove the barricades and open up the intersection.”
“We need the railroad to tie our traffic signal to their controller. This is called railroad preeption. This is a signal we receive in advance of the gates dropping down that tells us a train is coming. The traffic signal stops all traffic and then opens the eastbound leg to clear the tracks. A few moments later the gates will drop,” said Pitcock. “Also, we need to put in the vehicle detection on the eastbound leg and provide the last bit of striping. Once these things are done, we will be able to open the intersection.”
Pitcock said that he saw their electrical sub-contractor out there on Monday morning but had not seen their striping sub-contractor as of that same April 13th morning.