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Public Invited to I-580 Eastbound Express Lanes Project Meeting

The meeting is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. at the Dublin Unified School District Board Room

I-580 in Dublin Map Courtesy Google Maps
I-580 in Dublin Map Courtesy Google Maps
Do you have an opinion about the issues on the I-580 corridor in Tri-Valley? The public is invited to a meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to the I-580, including converting the "existing I-580 eastbound high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane to an express lane facility" in an effort to reduce congestion in the 12.1 mile span of highway.

The meeting will be held at the Dublin Unified School District Board Room on Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. Those who attend will have a chance to ask officials questions about the project.

Meeting information released by Alameda County Transportation Commission:

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)and the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) are holding a public meeting at 5 p.m. on January 22, 2014, to discuss the upcoming I-580 Eastbound ExpressLanes Project.

WHAT IS BEING PLANNED? Caltrans and Alameda CTC propose to convert the existing I-580 eastbound high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane to an express lane facility. The express lanes will allow carpools, vanpools, motorcycles, buses and eligible clean-air vehicles to travel for free, while giving solo drivers the option to pay to use the lanes to avoid traffic. The project limits extend from just west of the Hopyard Road/Dougherty Road overcrossing to just east of the Greenville Road undercrossing in the cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton in Alameda County. The total length of the project is approximately 12.1 miles.

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide additional congestion relief, provide enhanced operational and safety improvements, expand the mobility options in the corridor and maintain consistency with the provisions defined in Assembly Bills 2032 (2004) and 574 (2007) to implement express lanes in an HOV system in Alameda County.

The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 22 from 5-7 p.m. at the Dublin Unified School District Board Room, 7471 Larkdale Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568. The meeting will be an open house for the public to learn about how the proposed express lanes will work and to have the opportunity to talk with members of the project team.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, including to view the Initial Study/Environmental Assessment document, visit the I-580 Express Lanes website at http://www.alamedactc.org/app_pages/view/11406 or the Caltrans website at www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/envdocs.htm.

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