New traffic changes near pool construction site start May 8

Image taken from the city's "pool cam" at 1:45 p.m. on May 2, 2023

From a City of Piedmont press release on May 2:

The City of Piedmont is implementing additional safety measures around the community pool construction site due to increased truck traffic in the coming weeks.

Starting Monday, May 8:
• the construction fence on Magnolia Avenue will be extended farther into the street, creating a separate travel lane for trucks inside the fence
• one lane will remain open to cars for through-travel
• the school pick-up and drop-off area will remain in place

This additional buffer will enhance safety by fully separating trucks from pedestrian activity on Magnolia Avenue.

The increased truck traffic is due to excavation and soil removal activity at the pool construction site, and is expected to last eight weeks. Trucks will enter the construction site at Hillside and Magnolia, be loaded inside the site, then exit directly onto Bonita Avenue.

To minimize traffic disruption, truck activity will take place outside of school drop-off and pickup periods (8-9 a.m., 2-3:30 p.m.). In addition to enhancing safety for pedestrians near the site, the separate truck lane will help reduce other potential impacts to the neighborhood, including dust and backed-up trucks. No additional parking will be removed to accommodate these changes.

The City remains grateful to the community for their generous and ongoing support for the new pool. We appreciate your patience during construction and will continue to work diligently throughout the project to minimize impacts and necessary disruptions in the Civic Center as much as possible.

Community members can stay informed about pool construction by subscribing to the City’s Community Pool Construction Updates email list HERE.

With general questions or concerns about pool construction, community members can contact Construction Manager George Sanen by phone at (415) 858-8582 or email at

For questions about the traffic changes on Magnolia Avenue, contact Public Works Director Daniel Gonzales at

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