Public meetings set for Highway 101 express lane proposal

Public meetings set for Highway 101 express lane proposal

in Community/Infrastructure

Two meetings have been scheduled to allow the public to learn more about a proposal to install express toll lanes in both directions of U.S. Highway 101 in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Caltrans will present the Draft Environmental Report for the managed lane project on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 6 – 8 p.m. at City Hall, 1071 Middlefield Road in Redwood City.

Another meeting will take place Monday, Dec. 11, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Ave.

As stated in the environmental impact report:

“Specifically, the project would convert the existing single HOV lane in each direction to a single express lane from approximately San Antonio Road in Palo Alto to Whipple Avenue in Redwood City…The project would also add a new express lane in each direction from Whipple Avenue to approximately the I-380 interchange in South San Francisco. This would create a total of approximately twenty two (22) miles of managed lanes. The project limits include allowance for the installation of a new overhead tolling system and signage beginning approximately one mile in advance of the start of the managed lanes in each direction of US 101.”

The project is hoped to begin in May 2019 and completed two years later.

At the upcoming public meetings, attendees can view exhibits of project features and ask questions of Caltrans and its partners. For more information go here.