Moderated [Niles_Canyon] Comment period on Caltrans Arroyo de la Laguna bridge project extended: DUE OCT 2, 2018 [1 Attachment]

Michael Graff

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From: Michelle Powell map117@... [Niles_Canyon] <Niles_Canyon@...>
Date: Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 8:34 AM
Subject: [Niles_Canyon] Comment period on Caltrans Arroyo de la Laguna bridge project extended: DUE OCT 2, 2018 [1 Attachment]
To: Niles Canyon <Niles_Canyon@...>

Hello Niles Canyon Fans,

Caltrans recently held a meeting in Sunol regarding their proposed Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge project. The notification for the meeting was sent August 1, 2018 for the August 2 event - see below for original notice text:

  • The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is issuing this notice to invite the public to a  scoping meeting to discuss and provide input for the proposed Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge Project. The purpose of the proposed project is to mitigate bridge scour, improve the bridge’s structural integrity by providing seismic improvements, and improve safety by upgrading the bridge rails to meet current safety standards.

Many citizens were quite unhappy with the extremely short notice, leading Caltrans to extend the deadline to comment on the proposed project to October 2, 2018. 

Please consider learning about the proposed project and commenting on the planned options. Below is the link to Caltrans’ Niles Canyon webpage - Arroyo de la Laguna is number 4 on the list at the top of the page - if you click that link, you’ll see info on the project. A PDF of the presentation from the Sunol meeting is attached. Two of the options to be considered involve widening the bridge.

It's good to be aware of all proposed Caltrans project activity in the canyon. The cumulative effects of all of these projects will surely affect traffic density and flow as well as quality of life for all who love this scenic, historic resource.

Snail mail and email addresses for commenting:

Comments will be accepted until October 2, 2018, via postal mail to:

California Department of Transportation
District 4
Office of Environmental Analysis
Attn. Brian Gassner
P.O. Box 23660, MS 8B
Oakland, CA, 94623-0660

Or via email to ArroyodelaLagunaBridgeProject@...


Michelle Powell
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