On December 12, 2018 the City of Tehachapi was awarded a $220,000 grant from the Highway Safety Improvement Program through Caltrans for an enhanced pedestrian visibility project.
The project will provide flashing beacons and pedestrian signage to increase driver’s awareness of foot traffic entering two crosswalks in the City of Tehachapi.
The following two locations were presented in the grant application to improve pedestrian safety.
1) The first location is in front of Tompkins Elementary School on Curry Street.
2) The second location will be on Valley Blvd. at the intersection of Mill Street.
The project will be 100% grant funded and now will begin the design phase, construction is expected to begin in 2020.