Below is a message sent from Caltrans announcing a special public meeting on Dec 10 at theÂ Fremont Senior Citizen’s CenterÂ to hear comments on a Road Safety Assessment (RSA)conducted earlier this year on Niles Canyon Road (NCR) from Niles to Sunol.Â This date and place is a change from the original meeting time/place. Â As you may recall the Caltrans plans for widening NCR were stopped in late 2011 by a court order. The RSA was conducted by the Federal Highway Administration. You can access additional information at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Niles_Canyon/?prop=eupdate
I encourage you to review the FHA reports (they are lengthy) and attend the meeting on the 10th. It is important for Caltrans to know that the public continues to follow and track the NCR activities, especially those directed at possibly doing harm to the scenic highway.
Mike Dubinsky, Save Niles Canyon Group.
Text of the 11/26/2012 Caltranâ€™s e mail message to Stakeholders:
UPDATE: The date and location of the public
meeting have been changed. Â It will now be held on Monday, December 10 at
7:00 PM at the Fremont Senior Center.
We wanted to provide you with updated information regarding the upcoming public
meeting. Â Caltrans will hold a meeting on Monday, December 10 at 7 pm to
give the public an opportunity to provide feedback on the Road Safety
Assessment (RSA) and the Value Analysis Study final reports for State Route
84/Niles Canyon. Â These reports are available on the Caltrans website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/nilescanyon/
In response to public concern about planned safety projects in Niles Canyon,
Caltrans invited a panel of traffic-safety experts from the Federal Highway
Administration to perform an independent Road Safety Assessment (RSA) on State
Route 84. Additionally, a Value Analysis Team also examined the data and
developed safety-solution concepts based on the recommendations of the RSA.
Presentations containing preliminary information from these studies were
given to the public on July 30 and are also available on the Caltrans website
at the address listed above.
Caltrans is inviting the public to review the RSA and the Value Analysis final
reports and to provide feedback on these two studies. Â The public meeting
will be held at:
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94537
Monday December 10, 2012
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Caltrans remains committed to keeping you informed and soliciting your feedback
throughout the planning process for any safety improvements on State Route 84.