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July 29, 2011 > Niles Canyon open house meetings

Niles Canyon open house meetings

Amid much controversy, Caltrans is proposing the State Route 84 Niles Canyon II Safety Project from half a mile east of Palomares Road to just east of Sunol. "Improvements" include 8-ft. shoulders, shoulder rumble strips, and improved sight distances. To construct the proposed improvements, the project would require cutting some uphill slopes, filling some downhill slopes, and building retaining walls at these locations totaling 1.8 miles in length.

Caltrans has justified the project as a safety measure; "State Route 84, Niles Canyon Road, is experiencing a significant number of collisions. The California Department of Transportation's records show that between 1999 and 2009 there were 455 traffic collisions, 10 of which resulted in fatalities and 237 of which resulted in injuries along State Route 84 in Niles Canyon."

One public meeting remains to review the original project designs, proposed changes and officially submit written comments on the project before the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report closes Friday, August 5, 2011.

Niles Canyon Environmental Review meeting
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
7 pm - 9 pm
Fremont Main Library
2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont

Individuals who require special accommodation (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternative formats, etc.) are requested to contact the District Public Affairs Office, at (510) 286-4444 at least five days prior to the scheduled meeting date. TDD users may contact the California Relay Service TDD line at 1-(800) 735-2929 or Voice Line at 1-(800)-735-2922.

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