The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) Board of Directors adopted its Highway Program of Projects at its December meeting. The TA will partner with the sponsors of the 12 projects included in the program, which are designed to reduce congestion and improve public safety on commute corridors.
Four of these projects have previously been funded by the TA to complete pre-construction work. The awarded Measure A and W funds will now allow these projects to move into construction.
The Highway 1 Project in Half Moon Bay will expand the highway from two to four lanes from Silver Avenue/Grand Boulevard to Grandview Boulevard, improve crossings, and install a multi-use side path.
The US 101/University Avenue Interchange and Pedestrian Overcrossing Project in East Palo Alto will be able to move forward to construction with the TA grant award.
The US 101/Woodside Road Interchange Project, spearheaded by Redwood City, will use the awarded funds as leverage in upcoming state and federal funding opportunities to work toward reconstructing the interchange by eliminating the 5-legged intersection at Broadway and Woodside Road, building direct-connect flyover ramps to Veterans Boulevard and US 101, adding new sidewalks and bikeways, and enhancing the existing railroad crossing.
The US 101/Holly Street Interchange and Pedestrian Overcrossing Project in San Carlos will also be able to use the awarded funds as leverage for other grant funds to move project into construction, which would build new pedestrian and bicycle crossings that allow for safer multimodal transportation options across San Mateo County’s busiest freeway.
Other projects funded this round by the TA will bring improvements to the US 101/ SR 92 Interchange, explore the possibility of managed lanes north of I-380 on US 101 and improve bike/pedestrian safety in Pacifica, Moss Beach, and on El Camino Real in Colma.
These projects were submitted by cities and local agencies for the Highway Program Call for Projects (CFP) in November. With the Board’s approval, approximately $114 million in Measure A and Measure W funds have been committed to the program. This is the first time Measure W funds have been awarded to projects and provides the TA with the opportunity to help improve conditions for all roadway users of the highway system.
About the Transportation Authority (TA): Created to administer Measure A, San Mateo County’s ½ cent sales tax, the TA provides funding for transportation projects and programs in San Mateo County. In 2004, more than 75 percent of San Mateo County voters reauthorize Measure A for an additional 25 years. In 2018, voters approved Measure W, the San Mateo County Congestion Relief Plan an additional ½ cent sales tax. The TA will administer half the revenue of Measure W and the San Mateo County Transit District will administer the other half to fund and implement the Congestion Relief Plan.