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March 1, 2005 > Public invited to Review final Route 84 Parkway Proposals

Public invited to Review final Route 84 Parkway Proposals

by Jack Lyness

The Alameda County Transportation Authority (ACTA) has scheduled public meetings on Wednesday, March 2 in Fremont and Thursday, March 10 in Union City to present and solicit comments on the proposed alignment of Route 84 through both cities.

The project would involve constructing a new four-lane parkway between Mission Boulevard and Paseo Padre Parkway along a modified portion of what is known as the "Historic Parkway Alignment" - part of the route identified as the preferred alternative during environmental review. The balance of the modified project proposes widening Decoto Road to six lanes from Paseo Padre Parkway to Cabrillo Drive.

The Route 84 Realignment Project is one of several transportation projects approved by Alameda County voters with the 1986 passage of Measure B. In response, ACTA and Caltrans evaluated numerous ways to either upgrade or reroute the portion of Route 84 from I-880 to Mission Boulevard to improve access, reduce traffic congestion, and improve access to BART. The upcoming public meetings will describe the latest alignment alternative and seek community comments for use by the city councils of Fremont and Union City in their decisions regarding Route 84.

Meetings will be held in Fremont from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2 in the American High School Cafeteria at 36300 Fremont Boulevard, and in Union City from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 in the Kennedy Community Center Assembly Hall at 1333 Decoto Road.

Community members are welcome to attend either meeting. The same information will be presented at each. Each meeting will include an open house from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., when community members can talk with project team representatives and review displays. ACTA staff will provide an overview presentation at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-comment session.

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