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Upcoming Community Meetings on U.S. 101 Managed Lanes Project

Upcoming Community Meetings on U.S. 101 Managed Lanes Project

The San Mateo County Transportation Authority, along with Caltrans and the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG), will be hosting two public community meetings to present a proposed Managed Lanes Project on U.S. 101 in Northern Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.

Given the importance of 101from San Francisco County through San Mateo County and into Santa Clara County, finding a solution to the growing congestion and associated delays has become a high priority.

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide a continuous managed lane in each direction on 101 from the terminus of the Santa Clara County Express Lanes to Interstate 380 in San Mateo County. Some of the goals associated with continuous managed lanes include, reducing congestion and improving travel time reliability along the corridor, encouraging commuters to carpool and using transit to increase person throughput.   

Project Sponsors are considering a range of alternatives that include a combination of converting existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes to express lanes, and the addition of new HOV or express lanes on 101 between Whipple Road to the I-380 interchange in San Mateo County. The project scope may include removing or replacing existing auxiliary lanes between interchanges; reconstructing ramp connections to 101; and installing electronic toll collection infrastructure.

Meeting Information:

Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.

San Mateo City Hall, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo; and

Monday, June 5, 6:30 p.m.

Redwood City’s City Hall, 1071 Middlefield Road, Redwood City

For more information on the project, visit www.dot.ca.gov/d4/101managedlanes/.

 

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About the TA: Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ sales tax, the Transportation Authority provides funding for transportation and infrastructure improvement projects. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County residents voted to reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years.

Media Contact: Tasha Bartholomew, 650-508-7927