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Overview

The City is seeking to improve the safety and level of service at one of its major intersections, known as the “Five-Way Intersection”. The Five-Way Intersection is located on the eastern side of the City and is the convergence of Silverado Trail (State Route 121), Third Street, East Avenue and Coombsville Road.

City staff held a series of meetings to obtain input from the community, discuss potential design alternatives and consider potential impacts to surrounding property owners.

Because Silverado Trail is a State Highway (Route 121), the City has partnered with Caltrans and the Napa Valley Transportation Authority (NVTA) to develop a project to improve the intersection. With this partnership, the City is responsible for the public outreach and developing design concepts, Caltrans will be responsible for the detailed design and construction of the project, and NVTA will provide local support and funding coordination.

City Council Meeting

The City of Napa is taking another step forward on the Five-Way Intersection project.

City staff have conducted public outreach meetings, evaluated multiple alternatives and developed the design concepts analyzed in a Caltrans Project Study Report – Project Initiation Document (PID). At this time, the Draft PID document is ready to be presented to City Council for their consideration and recommendation of an alternative at the scheduled City Council meeting on February 7, 2017. Following the City Council meeting, Public Works staff will incorporate City Council input and deliver the Draft PID document to Caltrans.

Caltrans will receive this Draft PID, finalize the document and begin the design process. The PID document also provides the information necessary to make the project competitive for federal, state, and regional funding.

What will I see at the City Council meeting and in the Draft PID document?

The recommended alternative is a double-roundabout configuration with a 4-leg roundabout to the north to serve Third Street, Silverado Trail and East Avenue and a 3-leg roundabout to the south to serve Silverado Trail and Coombsville Road. This alternative design, known as “Option 5F” provides traffic access for all street approaches of the intersection. 

This design meets three core goals: 1) Improve safety for all modes of transportation, 2) Provide additional facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians, and 3) Improve the Intersection Level of Service (e.g. reduce traffic delay) at the Five-Way intersection.

The agenda packet for the City Council meeting will be posted on Friday, February 3, 2017 on the City of Napa’s website (www.cityofnapa.org) under the Quick Links for the Agenda and Minutes.  During the Five-Way Intersection discussion Tuesday evening there will be an opportunity for public comment.  You may also send comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to provide your comments for the meeting via email.

The three alternatives that will be presented to City Council can be viewed at the link below:

View the following webpages for more information about roundabouts.


For more information, please contact Shannon Barcal at 707-257-9266 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This page was updated January 27, 2017