I-80/San Pablo Dam Rd Interchange Reconstruction PW 483
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEEETINGS/AVISO DE REUNIONES PUBLICAS
MAJOR INTERCHANGE MODIFICATIONS AT I-80 AND SAN PABLO DAM ROAD,
MCBRYDE AVENUE, AND EL PORTAL DRIVE
||PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project is located within the City of San Pablo and unincorporated Contra Costa County and borders the City of Richmond. Proposed improvements are intended to alleviate congestion and improve traffic safety along I-80 and at the three interchanges. The project scope includes:
1. Replacement and widening of the San Pablo Dam Road Overcrossing;
2. Relocation of McBryde Avenue access from westbound I-80 (westbound direction is towards San Francisco);
3. Relocation of El Portal Drive access to westbound I-80;
4. Realignment of Amador Street to intersect with San Pablo Dam Road further east; and
5. Replacement of the I-80/Riverside Avenue Pedestrian Overcrossing serving Riverside Elementary School and extending it across Amador Street
Assessment of the project environmental impacts was completed in February 2010 and found no significant adverse impacts. Detailed project design is now underway and construction is anticipated to proceed in phases as funding becomes available. The initial construction phase is now anticipated to start in late 2014/early 2015.
The current project cost is estimated at $113.5 million of which $29 million has been secured from multiple sources including the City of San Pablo ($3 million), Contra Costa's Measure J Transportation Sales Tax ($3 million remaining), state ($15 million), and regional funds ($8 million).
The project is sponsored by the City of San Pablo, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with the City of Richmond, Contra Costa County and the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee.
The public is invited to attend one of two meetings to learn more about the proposed major I-80 interchange modifications at San Pablo Dam Road, McBryde Avenue, and El Portal Drive, aimed to ease congestion and improve safety. Input will also be sought at the meetings on the proposed landscaping and aesthetic treatment. Two meetings are being offered to promote greater public participation. Each meeting will begin with an open house, followed by a presentation and question and answer period. The meetings will be held on September 12, 2012 and September 25, 2012, 6 – 8 pm, at the Riverside Elementary School, 1300 Amador Street, San Pablo. More information on the proposed improvements can be found at www.ccta.net (click on I-80/San Pablo Dam Road).”
PUBLIC MEETING ACCESS: Individuals who require special accommodations (American Sign Language interpreter, accessible seating, documentation in alternative formats) should contact the project team at 510.285-6700 at least 5 days prior to the meeting.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Hisham Noeimi, Project Manager, at (925) 256-4731, Allyn Amsk, Caltrans Public Information Officer at (510) 286-5445, or Scott Christie, City of San Pablo Public Works Director, at (510) 215-3061.
Project website: www.ccta.net, click on ‘I-80 San Pablo Dam Road Interchange’ link on the Projects list on the left.