Tuesday, August 12, 2014

U.S. 101 Auxiliary Lanes Project Opens All Lanes

Today’s Date:          August 12, 2014
District:                     04-Oakland
Contact:                    Bernard Walik   
Phone:                      (510) 286 5705
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   

U.S. 101 Auxiliary Lanes Project Opens All Lanes

Santa Clara County—The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)  and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) have completed the construction of auxiliary lanes in each direction of a 3.2 mile segment of U.S. 101 between State Route 85 in Mountain View and Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto. All carpool and auxiliary lanes will be open for motorists starting Wednesday, August 13 at 5:00 a.m.

“This $73 million dollar project in Santa Clara County which includes $56 million from Proposition 1B and $17 million from VTA Local Program Reserve Funds will improve mobility and safety for the 206,000 motorists traveling through this corridor on a daily basis,” said Caltrans District 4 Director Bijan Sartipi.

The project also extended existing carpool lanes in each direction, widened the southbound Oregon Expressway on-ramp, installed ramp meters on the northbound Amphitheatre Parkway and San Antonio Road and added a lane on the southbound Old Middlefield Way on-ramp. The final configuration of this project includes two carpool lanes and one auxiliary lane on each side of U.S.101.

Caltrans will continue to perform minor work along this corridor through July 2015 when the project is expected to be completed.


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