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January 17, 2012 > Niles Canyon truck restriction meeting

Niles Canyon truck restriction meeting

Submitted By Susan Gauthier, CMC

On February 22, 2011, City Council authorized city staff to initiate the process with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for restriction of trucks over 10,000 pounds (5 tons) on Niles Canyon Road (State Route 84) to help improve safety.

To prohibit or restrict trucks on a state route such as Niles Canyon Road, there are certain Caltrans procedures required in the process. One of the early steps in the process is the preparation of an Initial Study. The Initial Study provides the information necessary to justify the proposed restriction. The City's consultant has just completed the Draft Initial Study for the project.

The stakeholder meeting that you are being invited to attend is the next major step in the process. The stakeholders include Caltrans, local agencies (Union City, Alameda County and Fremont), California Highway Patrol, the trucking industry, affected industries, and citizen groups. At the meeting, stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss the initial study, provide comments and input to the study before the City finalizes the Initial Study and prepares a final truck restriction report to be forwarded to Caltrans for consideration.

Niles Canyon Road Truck Restriction Project
Stakeholders Meeting
Wednesday, January 18
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Niles Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room
37141 2nd Street, Fremont

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