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Public Meeting Set for I-580 Westbound Express Lane Project

The meeting will discuss the proposal to convert the westbound Interstate 580 HOV lane to an express lane. The meeting is on May 14 at the Dublin Civic Center.

A public meeting on the upcoming Interstate 580 Westbound Express Lane Project will be held at the Dublin Civic Center on May 14, starting at 5 p.m.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) are hosting the meeting and are proposing to convert the planned high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane on I-580 westbound in Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore to an express lane, the Alameda CTC said in a press release.

The Alameda ATC says:

The purpose of the proposed project is to provide additional congestion relief, provide enhanced operational and safety improvements, expand the mobility options in the corridor, and maintain consistency with the provisions defined in Assembly Bills 2032 (2004) and 574 (2007) to implement express lanes in the I-580 corridor.

The express lane will allow carpools, vanpools, motorcycles, buses, and eligible clean-air vehicles to travel without a fee, while also giving solo drivers the option to pay to use the lane to avoid congestion. The length of the proposed project is approximately 13.7 miles.

You can find more information here.

timothy May 02, 2013 at 04:25 AM
It is GUARANTEED to be a HUGE mess no matter what they do in fact this will likely make things worse CLOSE TO I-680. They suddenly cram EVERYBODY into ONE lane to get to southbound I-680. Caltrans, get some BRAINS you pot-smoking idiots! Make the westbound 580 to southbound 680 2, yes two lanes!!!! BEFORE you add these taxpayer wasted HOV lanes, or you will have yet one MORE failed project. Get your act together!! PLEASE Okay....they will completely IGNORE this, just you watch, and this will BE a disaster once they finish their "dream" project, just watch. Idiots!
timothy May 02, 2013 at 04:32 AM
Put it this way....we get on at Santa Rita Road.....we get in the far right land as the far left lane would be blocked off due to the HOV...yet most of those people will try to sneak into the far right lane and they will squeeze in any way they can by cutting early out across the double solid white lines and FORCE themselves into the right lane even though there is already a backup line to make the single lane exit to head to SB 680. Better think this one through thoroughly and cut out the pot smoking for a few days so you won't burn more taxpayer money, you bozos.
david May 02, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Another government solution looking for a problem. Freeway = pay and you can get special lanes just for the rich or idiots who will pay twice for things; taxes and extra fees.

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