In 2003, the City of Yuba City initiated a major improvement project to revitalize the downtown
area along Plumas Street. CHS worked with design firm Freedman Tung & Sasaki (formerly Freedman
Tung & Bottomley) to develop a plan for the City’s main street. Key recommendations included
streetscape improvements with three alternatives, all of which involved street narrowing.
Other improvements included corner and mid-block bulbing and a landscaped median.
During the Concept Plan phase, CHS Consulting Group conducted a parking and traffic study for the City.
The study identified current parking supply and demand, and evaluated future conditions for three project
alternatives. CHS also worked with the City in the development of a strategy to use side streets for
parking instead of constructing a major downtown parking garage.
During the Design Development and Construction Drawing phases, CHS evaluated roadway and intersection
capacities, and potential traffic diversions. CHS assisted the City and the project architect/engineer
in roadway geometric design and parking layouts to ensure that the improvements would provide adequate
capacity and promote safe traffic flow.
The project required close coordination with Caltrans, because several proposed improvements involved changes to access.