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December 18, 2012 > Niles Canyon Road Safety Assessment

Niles Canyon Road Safety Assessment

Submitted By Union City Public Works

Caltrans has abandoned their previous Niles Canyon I, II, and III projects and plans to start fresh based on the recommendation from the final report and feedback from the public and stakeholders. The final reports are posted on the Caltrans website at

There are five (5) short-term and maintenance recommendations that can be implemented right away:

(1) eliminate passing zone, (2) install better reflective signage, (3) install speed feedback sign, (4) lighting of key areas, and (5) trim vegetation (no tree removal) for better line of sight. The rest of the medium- and long-term measures will require proper scoping and CEQA review before implementation.

In the meeting, Caltrans announced that public input/feedback will be ongoing until January 15, 2013. Caltrans will also hold stakeholder meetings (which consist of residents from Sunol, environmental groups, ACWD, CHP, staff from Fremont, Union City, County, and representatives from State's Electives) to go over the comments before finalizing their scoping report. The Scoping Report will most likely be released in Spring 2014.

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